It is really looking and feeling like autumn now. And it actually is autumn by date as well, so there you have it. The temperatures this week are going to be a little bit below normal. We’ve actually already had our heat on a few times this month. I have long winter bike pants and other bike supplies, so I do hope to be able to bike another month at least. But not in the ice or snow. Will we have snow in October? It’s not unheard of.
Last weekend I cleaned up the vegetable garden. We had a good overall crop of tomatoes this year, and some carrots, green beans and cucumbers. The peppers did well, as did the tomatillos. As such, I decided to make a batch of salsa verde to end the season.
Broil the tomatillos, jalapenos and some garlic for 15 minutes or so until blistered. Then blend it all up and you’re good to go. It keeps for about a week, maybe two, in the fridge.
I put in a cover crop for winter, but the birds were treating it like a birdseed buffet so I’m not sure anything will come of it. The flower beds should hopefully last another few weeks.