Weekend Coffee Share – Fall Is Here

Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  I strongly recommend a hot drink today. It’s still early, and the mornings have been cold all week, in the 30’s. What would you like? There is coffee of course, and a large variety of teas; blueberry, black currant, hawthorn, rhubarb/vanilla, black tea, chai, and matcha to mention a few. 

How is your week? It’s been a beautiful week here. The days have been just right (according to me,) with cool mornings and highs in the upper 60’s, low 70’s. There have been a few light rains, especially in the evenings, but not every evening. I’ve harvested the last of the beans, bell-pepper, and zucchinis.

They all had more flowers, and would have produced more with warmer weather, but the cool nights damaged the plants. That is OK, I am so grateful for the bounty they did give us. I like fall, and enjoyed cleaning up in the garden this week.

Cleaning out the frost damaged plants in my container garden, and starting to get organised for fall/winter, and eventually a new gardening season 🙂 Before the snow I will add aged manure, and more eggshells on top of the old soil. The rain and snow snow this winter will spread the nutrients from the manure throughout the container, and in the spring I will plant new veggies in them.

I did save the tomatoes, celery, and cucumbers. The celery will be OK for a while longer. The tomatoes and cucumbers still have lots of unripe fruit coming, we’ll see about them. It doesn’t harm to keep them a little longer.

Someone is eating all the cherry tomatoes as they get ripe…there is still a lot of unripe ones left at the plant.
The Lima beans had some frost damaged, when I checked on them this morning, and after harvesting the ones that looked OK, I said goodbye to the plant. We’ve had a lot of beans and I am so grateful. A local friend of mine told me earlier this year that it is impossible to grow beans in Sweden. I love a challenge like that!
I’m saving the cucumbers on the vines for a while longer. They are up against the house, and I am thinking that they are a little protected where they are.

The day temperatures the next ten days are suppose to be around 65F, and the nights in the 30’s. I might pick the biggest green cherry tomatoes and let them ripe indoors, we’ll see. It feel so weird to read about some of my friends experiencing heatwaves at the moment, when I am wearing my thick jacket in the morning. What’s the weather like where you are? 

After the first frost it’s time to pick rose-hip and make some tea.

Work have been great and busy all week. I have no other weekend plans than taking some walks, fixing things around the house, doing some reading, write some things for work, helping my daughter with this week’s homework (mostly done, just need to check it,) and perhaps we’ll light the first fire in the fireplace for the season. It is suppose to rain all weekend.

I was outside in the garden early, early  this morning to get some fresh air before the rain starts. When the week is so busy I truly enjoy just spending time with my daughter at home. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

Love,

Maria 

Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. Above everything else is my daughter. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

21 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – Fall Is Here

    1. Thank you so much Tammy! I’m always happy to share and the gardening struggles were expected this time of the year. I am so happy for the abundance that the garden actually did produce, more than I expected.

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  1. You’re a bit ahead of us in heading into fall. It is always bittersweet to say goodbye to the summer garden. But acceptance and gratitude are the order of the day. 🙂
    We’re getting what is left of Hurricane Laura, much needed rain. It is pouring right now and there may be another round this afternoon. It is nice to hear the waterfall again and the parched earth is sighing with relief.
    I think we’ve seen the end of the vicious heat that plagued us in July and August. Temps in the 70s are so much more pleasant! I’m starting to cut the fading plants in the garden. The deer visited and nipped most of the morning glories, beans and a few sunflowers. Candy to them, I guess. I’ve been walking the dog through the garden at night to hopefully leave her scent around, but I think deer know she is little threat, alas.
    The next few days should be perfect – sunny and 70s. I love that!
    Have a great weekend and week ahead.

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    1. Yes, fall is bittersweet. Like life itself in some ways 🙂 I really enjoy fall. Having seasons is a blessing. Enjoy your sunny and 70 week ahead, that does sound perfect! It is raining here right now as well. Thank you for your kind comment.

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  2. I’m so happy you got so much out of your garden this year. The welcome cool weather is wonderful, wishing it here in California. We still have many more weeks of heat before it really stays cool. Although we are seeing the nights cool off, thankful for that!! Thank you for the wonderful coffee and I agree, isn’t it different you’re bundling up and we are still wearing shorts!! Lol 😀 enjoy the rest of your weekend! Love, Diana

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    1. Thank you so much Diana! I am amazed, and grateful for the bounty of this little container garden.

      Cool nights sounds nice, I imagine that is much appreciated after a long hot summer. Enjoy your weekend, I hope you get some time off ❤

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  3. Your garden gave you such a wonderful abundance! And you grew beans in Sweden! Woohoo!

    Sounds like fall is coming to you… and you will light the fires and enjoy the longer evenings.

    It’s still warm here in Pennsylvania but cooling down in the evenings. It feels so good! Happy week to you dear friend.

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    1. I’m very happy with how the garden turned out. We’ve been carrying firewood inside today, and will light a fire tonight 🙂 Fall is a beautiful season. Enjoy the rest of your late summer warmth. Thank you for joining me for coffee today. Have a great week!

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  4. Hi Maria, I’m glad you had a good harvest from your garden. I like the light fragrance of rose hips. It’s still warm where I live although I know fall is coming and soon the leaves will change colours. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  5. Still a bountiful harvest for you despite the early frost. I’m always happy to see produce from gardens. It’s such a good reminder that we have a good planet. It’s been long weekend for me and Ive managed to do groceries before it started so I can just stay at home. I wish you another beautiful week!

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  6. Yes there’s a definite feel of Autumn here. This time last year we had the hottest August day on record, now I think the lowest. Got some books piled up for the dark, rainy nights.

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