September is my favorite month. I always feel like I need to bottle those gorgeous fall days up. Also, dahlias. Note so self: Plant more dahlias next year.
The walled garden is tired and in a state of autumnal mess. I haven´t had the time to properly attend to it since we returned from Sweden and it shows. The asters are blooming though, so that´s something!
Strong contender for "cutest cat picture 2015".
Speaking of cute animals, we got two new chickens! Meet Greta (the white one) and Tilda (reddish-brown). Technically they aren´t ours but belong to two of our nephews; we are just taking care of them on a long-time basis ;-) I don´t expect you to keep up with our neverending chicken shenanigans, but for those who are interested, we lost another hen over the summer so we are now back to a flock of four hens which is a good size for us. I really hope we´ll have them for a good long time.
We´ve been harvesting like crazy the past few weeks, first tomatoes and plums (to a point where I am now sick of both) and this weekend we started on apples, potatoes, cabbage... the list goes on. Also, my tiny little quince tree is bearing fruit for the first time this year, about 30 wonderful, big quinces! Ah, so proud. Quince jelly anyone?
Here´s Ludwig helping with the potatoes. Such a good helper! (Not.)
I had a full weekend in the veggie garden and it finally looks a little better. So much to harvest still, but finally there´s a sense of order again. September! So good.