My front porch in the fall.

Another gardening seasons is coming to a close and I’m always amazed by how fast time passes. It seems like just yesterday I was planting seeds and then struggling with my seedlings being damaged by the frost.

The last 2 and a half months have kept me busy with looking for a house, and then paperwork! We found one house (with a half acre!) only to have to give it up when the home inspection turned up structural issues and other things we weren’t prepared to deal with. That was very disappointing. Then, a few weeks ago, we found the perfect house for us and it happens to have a beautiful garden already built!

Cleaning up the garden after a great seasonOur closing date is fast approaching and as soon as we move in, I will take pictures of the garden and show you all! In the meantime, I’m busy packing and cleaning up our garden here. I think this is the earliest we’ve ever cleaned up the beds, but its always nice to get things ready for next year. I’m still planning to help my sister-in-law with her garden next year. The focus will shift; she’s really interested in canning and preserving so I will learn a lot about that! I did try making sauce with my tomatoes this year and that was a fun, messy adventure.

I’ve lived in this house for about 5 years, which is the longest I’ve been settled in one place since high school. It’s been so long since I’ve packed up and moved that I’ve forgotten how much work it is to go through everything I own and somehow get it in a box. And we’re just going across town, so we don’t need to seal all the boxes up for a long trip! Thank goodness for that.

I’m very excited for a new beginning and I can’t wait to share pictures of my new garden space with you all! Happy Autumn and enjoy the lovely weather!