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This was on the ground the other day, zone 6
Admittedly I was outside barefoot in the sun...
But this, and some of it's brothers, were on the ground.

Are you ready?

 
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Nope. Not yet. After all the ground I lost, in the first half of the summer, I'm way behind. But, we rented a truck, did a 'lumber run', bought a compound miter saw, and with the hardware I have on hand, I've at least begun, and have to possibility of being ready for fall, before winter, lol.
 
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I was ready in August 😅
 
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I am ready for cooler days, yes. Shorter days, not so much.
 
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Not quite ready. Need to get the sweet potatoes & peanuts out of the ground first. Neither is ready to harvest yet but both are close. The leaves get very thick here so it's a major chore to get them into the garden. Every day. For weeks. Starting to see some fall colors though. It's close!
 
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Firewood for this year is in the shed... Firewood for next year is tarped in the field!
Two new Batchbox's up and running!
Shop partially insulated for the first time in 30 years!
Pigs fat and sassy ready for their big truck ride to meat the butcher in 2 weeks!
Grain Shed built, ready for winter!
Bow season open now, rifle season opens in 3 weeks!
I could go on...

Don't you hate prepared assholes like me :-)

Bottom line... Hell yes I'm ready for fall
 
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You only have two years worth of wood put up Thomas?  I'm working on the wood for 2023/24 right now.  

Our fall colors are about at peak right now and raking has commenced.  Garden is mostly cleaned up and I'm getting things winterized for the first hard freeze any day now.
 
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First frost was more than a week ago here, trees are about half bare now. It has been a wet fall, so not as glorious a show as usual. Went swimming a couple days ago, quite crispy now.

No, i am NOT ready for it. Fall is okay, but not interested in that white fluffy stuff yet. Am ready for my neighbours to start raking, so i can steal the bags to bed my garden down for the winter!
 
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This is my first Lovely reason why I live in the California Hi Desert.  Its still 90 here. Lived here 15 years now and winter starts on Thanksgiving.  Every single year....cold on Thanksgiving.  I absolutely love the weather here. I can plant from April and reap to Thanksgiving. We do get snow, I am at 3400', but its gone in a few days and that is enough snow for me, usually only happens once a winter, sometimes we get 2', then its gone.  I love the sunny warm days thru winter, then the cold nights. Wimpy.....I DO NOT LIKE cold weather - LOL.  Lots of layers of clothes make me claustrophobic.  So my answer is.....with this weather where I live, I don't have to be ready and that is great.....no stress living.
 
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I've been watching you people up north have fun all this time, so I'm happy to see it's your turn to babysit the cold (hope your winter is better than ours was, what a mess)!!
See ya on the next solstice, I'll be in the garden for the next few months if you need me!!!
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The older I get, the shorter the summers are.  Although, I do enjoy the fall weather for working in.  I have my high tunnel planted.  Greens and green beans are coming  up. Tomatoes are producing in the tunnel. Garlic and potatoes are planted outside.
 
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Autumn is always a little bittersweet for me. On one hand, the mid 80s- mid 90s temps are glorious after the last two months of triple digit temps. On the other hand my anxiety is in high gear because the shorter days have me rushing to get all the daily chores done before it gets dark, and I haven't had time to work on the things I put off this summer when it was too hot to do them.
I'm not a fan of the winter since my body doesn't work as well when it's cold; however the thought of at least a couple of months without mosquitos & other pests sure sounds nice.


 
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Purity Lopez wrote:This is my first Lovely reason why I live in the California Hi Desert.  Its still 90 here. Lived here 15 years now and winter starts on Thanksgiving.  Every single year....cold on Thanksgiving.  I absolutely love the weather here. I can plant from April and reap to Thanksgiving. We do get snow, I am at 3400', but its gone in a few days and that is enough snow for me, usually only happens once a winter, sometimes we get 2', then its gone.  I love the sunny warm days thru winter, then the cold nights. Wimpy.....I DO NOT LIKE cold weather - LOL.  Lots of layers of clothes make me claustrophobic.  So my answer is.....with this weather where I live, I don't have to be ready and that is great.....no stress living.



My sentiments exactly!
 
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And here's me, born and raised in Texas going "What even is that?" Hah!
We do have a few trees turn colors that landscapers put in, but most of them just go straight to brown or they're evergreen.

I'll be asking the same question, "What even is that?" when you post your picture of the first snow.
 
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Not really. Now that I've had a great gardening year I don't want it to end. Sometimes I wish I lived in a much warmer climate than western NY. But I can't deal with heat and humidity all that well; freezing cold is problematic for me, too. Problems, problems.

Quite unlikely to relocate, so I'll spend the winter inhaling gardening books and dreaming dreams of next years’ garden.
 
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