Fall is definitely here and you can see the subtle changing colors. This is the lovely snowball bush in front of our cabin. Winter is near and soon we'll have snow covering everything. My garden however is not looking well and I must admit, it has been neglected.
I still have the blues. Not only does the cooler weather affect my mood, several aggressive deer came by a couple times and jumped over the fence my husband built, my garden was a salad buffet for the first time. We caught them in action and they ran but then kept coming back. We left to visit family in the O.C. area and returned to find ruined fence and veggies all chopped up. Time to start over and rebuild my garden, perhaps it will look better in the Spring.
My broccoli is gone, it's pathetic.
The swiss chard with only stems left.
Strawberries were destroyed. Nothing looks pretty and I'm sad. I have tons of cleaning to do while figuring out ways to protect the garden from pests.
We love deer around here, we even feed them our leftover meals but I'm so disappointed. I know they're doing what they can to survive but I worked hard to have my little garden.
On a positive note, lately I'm baking quite a bit and the scent of homemade sweets all over the cabin delight us. Here's my warm apple pie with cinnamon butter glaze, yummy!
Organic pumpkin maple pie. A great recipe I found online and I added a dash of ground allspice. Hubby dislike pumpkin pie but I converted him with pure Maple syrup! Do you bake and if so what do you make this time of the year? I love the holidays and comfort food! :)