The last flowery faces of summer around here are my Rudbeckia's. With their arrival also comes the sign that summer is drawing to a close. The weather has been cool and crisp in the evenings for a few weeks and while we have managed to avoid a frosty night I fear it is not far off. This weekend will be the start of my preparation for winter outdoors. There are many plants that need to be pulled, pots to clean and other plants to transplant and move indoors. The apple tree is so full that I really must get serious about making crabapple jelly before the whole tree of apples are lying on the ground. Iceman, Turtle and Kodiak have been raking up a pile almost daily. I've baked crisps galore and Turtle took a bucket of apples to his teacher.
Anyone need some crabapples? Have any recipes to share?