|The road our gravel lane intersects... the leaves are now mostly on the ground. :(|
I knew it was coming. I even planned for it in the three days of lovely Indian Summer as I worked long hours to accomplish needed tasks before the cold returned.
Even then... the ache in my head is asking a simple question of What Happened? Such is life in the Midwest as one season merges with another. Yesterday's high temperature was 79 and today it will be a chilly 49. Sigh...
The beautiful warm weather (interspersed with a couple small rain events) made it possible to get the deck, the porch, and most of the garden ready for winter. All that is left in the garden is to pull up the old kale plants and give the raised beds a good hoe-ing... garden chores better left to someone with more muscles than me (I?)... whatever.
The cold weather and an abundance of apples enticed me back in the kitchen this morning. I needed a simple recipe but one I could share with Mr. & Mrs. Christopher when they stopped by to pick up sleeping bags.
I remembered an interesting recipe in Coming Home With Gooseberry Patch and sure enough there was a recipe for Farmhouse Apple Bread... a very simple apple quick bread that made two loaves. One loaf was still a little warm through its' foil wrapping when it left for their camping trip. :)
My prayers are with my friends in the Eastern part of the U.S. as the big storm approaches... and especially with the New England Contingent of our family. I am hearing the conditions are very similar to those that created The Perfect Storm years ago (why is it that I cried like a baby at the end of that film when I knew the ship was lost at sea?). I hope you are all prepared and ready to stay out of the wind and rain (snow for some!).