It’s October the 5th and it looks like the Autumn weather is finally here, time for cosy nights in by the fire wearing chunky knit cardigans and sipping hot homemade soup. I love this time of year but it sure has come around too quickly, it seems I blinked and missed Summer all together!
The sun decided to shine for the first 4 days of October so I decided to harvest what I could from the archway, the beans were lovely and dry and the pumpkins were bright orange, ready for the picking. I managed to harvest 3 extra small munchkin pumpkins and at least 30 borlotto bean pods. I’ll admit that the pumpkins aren’t going to be for eating, I think they’ll look pretty sitting on the fireplace for a few months yet and let’s face it, they aren’t going to fill anyone’s belly! The beans on the other hand will be left on the windowsill to dry completely before being added to last years jar of dried beans (which I’m still working my way through!)
The archway was a complete failure this year but I am grateful to have harvested anything at all, and those munchkin pumpkins do look rather cute 🙂