Glorious Fall weather has been the dominate story this week. My list of projects around the Micro-Farm is not as short as it should be this time of year. I am thankful for the weather to be able to make up work.
One of my favorite parts of Fall are the second crop of raspberries. They have wonderful shape and size. Here at the Cohocton River Rock Micro Farm the second crop of raspberries do not have the heat and rain issues of Spring raspberries.
One of the Summer crops is still going strong. These carrots were planted in as a second planting, but are doing well. I am hoping the frost hits them so they will sweeten up a bit more.
The herb bed has been neglected a bit this year. However, today I clipped a bunch of thyme and oregano. My stores have become low and I need to replace them.
With the warm and dry temperatures of the next few days I will let them dry on a screen in the garage. If they are not dried in the next couple of days I will put them into the dehydrator. Then I crush the leaves and store them in old Mason jars.
After several days of dry weather I took a few seconds and scooped up the dry beans into Mason jars.
Almost two pints of beans from about 12 seeds. I am always amazed at how a few seeds turns into much more.
I encourage you to step outside and enjoy the weather. It is too good to waste. Take a few minutes and pick something or clean out a garden bed. Just make and excuse and go outside.
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.