Winter is coming. It almost snowed yesterday, though Debb said it was rain. Snowflake-shaped rain, I suppose.

This weekend we started preparing the garden for winter. The squash, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, pumpkin, carrots, beets, and beans are all harvested. We got about 8 litres of tomatoes, 2 litres of beans, and too many acorn and winter squash to know what to do with… And: we learned so much that we’ll have to take into account when we plant next year. Or when I plant next year, as Debb has applied for a job in Maine, and may be gone.

I also bought a bird feeder, and had to refill it with seeds four times in the past week. Most of the birds visiting seem to be Dark-Eyed Junco Junco hyemalis, House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus, and Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus, but I’ve heard some Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria and Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis in the trees when I go to work, so there may be much more going on when I’m away…


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