I took a very similar picture of these quinces with my iPhone today and posted it on my Instagram account and it generated so many comments, it´s quite funny. Apparently everyone loves quinces! And I do get it. I always wanted a quince tree and it was the first fruit tree we planted in our garden. This is the first year that it bears fruit and I couldn´t be happier. I am planning to do all sorts of things with them, compote and syrup and jelly... yum.
Quinces are pretty much the last thing to ripen around here, so there will be one last round of canning and preserving and then we are done for the year. I am happy/sad about this. It was a good season and we have so many jars of homemade goodness. So many indeed that I am planning a new storage solution for our kitchen! Pretty excited about this.
October is walnut season as well. Our village is known as the "walnut village" because we have so many trees here and they are really thriving in our soil. We have three mature walnut trees on our land which are providing us with a glut of walnuts this year. This spring, we have also planted two new walnut trees in front of our house to continue the tradition.
We had the first frost at the beginning of last week, followed by lots and lots of rain. The asters and chrysanthemums aren´t happy about either so I had to cut them back today and while I was at it, I brought some of the survivors into the house. Pretty pretty.
However we did have some sun today which was much appreciated since there´s still so much work to do. It´s funny how it´s so much work to get the garden started in spring and then in autumn it´s always such a hustle to put it to sleep. It was wonderful to be in the garden today though so I am not really complaining.
Ludwig enjoyed the sun as well. He spent the entire day running back and forth in the garden, chewing on walnuts and barking at the lonely hedgehog that lives on the border of our garden (who couldn´t care less).
Have a happy week!