Harvests and hiking

September is a time of beautiful transition in Central Virginia. From summer to fall with the best of both most of the time. The days are warm enough for a t-shirt and the evenings cool enough to get out some snuggly clothes for the first time in months.

Time for the critters to start getting skittish as they begin sniffing the change of seasons. And time to gather up the late summer fruits and beans and squashes.

The “spotties” are losing their spots…

The peaches on the wild peach tree by the Mill Shop need to be picked and made into jam.

The Brown Turkey figs from the fig tree next to the porch on tiny house B are especially abundant this year. They’ll be preserved with ginger and lemon.

And hiking is so much less sweaty in September!! This little guy said hello on a trip up the Green Trail last week.

If you come for a visit Murphy loves to hike with new friends! She always stops for a drink at the Bridge.