Today we had a grand time together. We worked in the garden in the morning when it was still cool. It was a little sad to pull up all the tomatoes and the cucumber vines that had produced so much for us over the last few months. But they have run their course now.
So we weeded and pulled vines, leaving behind those plants that were still producing. This is what the garden looked like when we were done.
The peppers are still prolific. I picked one that was at least 12 inches long. It was a Mexican sweet pepper. We will make some pepper jelly soon with the hot and sweet peppers. It is my mother's recipe and the jelly is generally a big hit with people, especially at Christmas when we give jars to friends.
There is something so neat about being among the plants and looking for a few new varieties to try. It was just a fun day. Working side by side with dirt under our nails was fun.
It reminded me of the time when we had our first house, and I made a round flower garden for C. I filled it will all kinds of flowers. And we had our very first vegetable garden at that first house of ours. That was a while ago. We were much younger and filled with all kinds of ideas and dreams. Now we are older and still filled with ideas and dreams. And today we shared those things together without distractions. Amazing what the promise of the coming season can do.