If the falling leaves and ripening apples are any indication, fall has definitely arrived here at Two Frog Home.
Look at the color of that leaf! Oh, I do love the changing leaves and this morning I noticed the tamaracks were changing to yellow up on the mountainsides. Soon the peaks will be capped in snow and I do love the mix of yellow and green mountainsides leading up to snow-capped peaks in front of that Montana big sky.
That bucket of apples is such a delight, I don’t mind saying. Both Jeff and I munched on one immediately when they came inside, some of the others were dehydrated, some were turned into the first apple crisp of the season, and the rest are sitting on the table to be eaten from freely. Plenty more will be dehydrated, sauced, given away, and canned up in various other forms. This year we’re also planning on taking some to be turned into cider, thanks to the Essential Stuff Project’s Cider Press at the Tamarack Festival (if you’re local and planning on going, let me know so we can be sure to say hi).
We leave the majority of the windfall apples on the ground for the local deer and turkey population, in the hope that they get “trained” to look for the apples and avoid testing our garden fence. We pick any remaining up before the snow flies and compost and/or toss some in the woods across the street to give the wildlife a little to eat during the long winter ahead.
How is fall (or spring if you’re in the southern hemisphere) showing itself to you these days?