Here are some indicators that we're transitioning from summer to fall:
~ Temperatures on the Blue Ridge dropped into the 50s last night.
~ All of next year's strawberry plants have been moved from their incubation pots into the field.
~ Hard-skinned squashes are showing up in the market -- they'll be in boxes soon.
~ The cucumbers are finally done.
~ We're pressing cider in front of the Roosteraunt two days a week.
~ They're picking grapes up in the vineyard.
~ Our pigs are getting ready to race.
Summer's not completely gone, however. We still have corn and tomatoes, and we'll start picking one last variety pf peaches later this week. So after you clean your chimney and shovel out your woodstove, come on out to the farm and enjoy the last of the last of the shirt-sleeve weather.