Sunday, 22 September 2013

First Day of Fall 2013: The Autumnal Equinox

Photo Credit:  Myself and thanks to the bird who dropped the seed.

Happy Fall 2013.  It was a typical Fall day, however a bit on the cool side with a High of 10*C outside our door.  A little too chilly for my liking, however maybe I still need to climatize myself. Still I find myself wanting to lite the Woodstove.

I was awoken by the phone at Midnight, without seemingly ever getting back to sleep.  My Crabby Cabbie arrived home at 4 am.  By 7 am when I could have fallen into a slumber it had been time for me to get up to start my day.

I was out the door by 8:30 am, not returning back home until after 10:00 am.  My Rob was awake by the time I arrived home, why I have no idea as he should have still been sleeping, but then again there were things he wanted to get done today.

Rob was busy moving stuff (lots of stuff) around in the barn today, to get at this old John Deere Lawn Tractor that is heading down the road this week.  He also had to move some other "stuff" around the property.  There is always something that needs doing with either no time, no money, or no energy to get 'r done most days it seems.  There are some things that just HAVE to get done though no matter how we feel.

I did manage to drag Rob away from what HAD to be done this day, to take our annual photo out in the Veggie Garden.

I always like using Rob as a gauge to show how high the Sunflowers get from Year to Year.  Since he is 6 feet tall it gives us a good idea on how tall they have gotten without having to get out the ladder and a measuring tape.  I also took the time to survey the garden (and all the weeds) to find the frost last week did not claim everything out there.  Thank goodness as I really need tomatoes to can for Stewed Tomatoes, and I have not even yielded a 3 litre basket from the 20 plants as of yet.  Hopefully there will be more to be got then these before another Frost.

One lonely little Bronze Sunflower was way off to the edge of the field all by itself.  A single seed must have been dropped from the beak of a bird.  I love this colour, now wondering why I hadn't planted them again this Year.  Hopefully I will remember next Year.

Fall also causes hair to fall from our four Aussies (more then usual).  I also took the time out of my day to have some one on one Aussie time and play that you can see for yourself by *clicking* HERE.

Here is a handy website one of Cindy's Recipe Exchange Members shared in the group today, for those who might have questions regarding "How long will it keep on the shelf" or other inquiries regarding food stuffs:

It is only 5:34 at the moment here.  My poor Rob has gone to bed already as he is exhausted.  Me?  I really wish I could follow suit, but alas I best get the dishes done up from the Bacon and Eggs we had for our Dinner, and then have a couple more out and abouts with the Aussies before I call it a day, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. great sunflower shots. Pretty cool here also. Can't put our fire on as dh has got it all pulled apart for maintenance.


  2. Wow! Those are some Huge Sunflowers!!!The sure are pretty and fall-ish~ I absolutely love sunflowers~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  3. Wow Cindy those Sunflowers are beautiful!!!!!


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