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There’s a lot left to dig (turn over) for the winter. 

And inspite of the snow, I’m still at it. 



I’ll probably be at it until Christmas or even after, if the weather stays conducive. 

However, if I have to leave one crop circle (next years pumpkin patch) undug, that’s allright too. After 10 years of working this heavy clay soil, it’s getting some very good tilth, and the rooty weeds seem to be pretty much under control – my main objectives with the digging – besides the great physical wookout. 

The pumpkin patch is in!

 

The pumpkin plants (kabocha, uchiki kuri, acorn, sweet potato pumpkin, and jackolantern-type and more) have been planted in a spiral, from the center outwards, with sunflowers interspersed and sweet corn planted in raised beds around the perimeter. 

  

  

Now for some mulching, weeding and perhaps a bit of watering. Soon this will become a sea of green, billowing in the wind. A calming attraction for meditation and rest in the bus stop. 

  

I took some pictures last week of the garden in full bloom.

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Then came the Wik Castle Harvest Market. This year was the best ever with great weather, lots of people and record sales.

Then yesterday was the first fall storm that blew down most of the sweet corn and sunflowers.

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A haystack fell.

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The tipi had to be rescued before it blew away.

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Now tonight it is supposed to get below freezing, so if it isn’t blowing too much I’ll try to cover some of the pumpkin patch with light tarps so they can continue growing and ripening for perhaps a few more weeks. And tomorrow stand the sunflowers and corn up again with supports.

HAPPY EQUINOX!