Wow! What a year it has been so far. I have worked so hard, learned so much, and grown so much food. There is still lots to do on the farm, but the days are getting shorter, I am getting more sleep (hooray!) and the food is getting safely packed away for winter in cold storage and in jars. I have a little more time to enjoy a quiet moment out on the river or up on a mountain. This fall has been a generous one, with warm temperatures and the longest foliage season I can recall. I am also posting pictures on Facebook once and a while, and don't expect I will be blogging with as much regularity as I was this past spring. It turns out farming takes up pretty much all of one's waking hours. I knew it was going to be hard this year, but I am learning ever more just what it takes to start and run one's own business and a farm all at the same time.