Welcome to my web home and gardens! It's pumpkin time again, only the pear tree has less patience so I'm drying, canning and freezing pears, plus giving plenty away. The veggie garden is bursting with greens from every continent, and I have no words for the tender broccoli that strikes us dumb with its perfection. Cover crops including oats, forage beets, crimson clover and cereal rye cover every bed that has nothing better to do. Even in October, the garden is a lively place!