Oh October, my favorite month., it's just the prettiest month in New Mexico. In October it finally begins to get cooler and the plants are full grown and happy after the warm summer rainy season. Our tomatoes are finally turning red after spending most of the summer green. While we were visiting family in NY the garden exploded into a tangled mess of tomato vines & flowers, mixed with a pumpkin vine or two. I've been planting morning glories the past two years in honor of my Grandma who passed on. They are just beautiful, the colors are so varied and truly glorious!
Right now my family is going through a really hard time, my husband and I are separated & it looks like divorce is unavoidable. I am so sad and grieving for our loss, yet my beautiful garden reminds me of all God's promises. My garden reminds me, "Be still, and know that I am God". The God that creates this beauty and wonder, miracles in their own right, will heal our broken hearts and show us the way.
Before we left for New York Owen was super excited to plant this giant pumpkin. I'm not sure if we'll see giant pumpkins before the first freeze. We shall see. We've harvested lots of sugar pie pumpkins though. I can't wait to process them and get them in the freezer for all things pumpkin; stew, pie, breads and muffins. I've processed and frozen zucchini too for our yummy zucchini chocolate cake.
Our tepee was supposed to be peas & beans last Spring, it didn't really take off until I planted pink morning glories & butternut squash. Now it's just gorgeous, creating a little hideaway for the boys.
I've also been harvesting lots of basil, making my favorite pesto and freezing it. Pesto is one of my favorite flavors, so comforting.
If you think of us, friends, send out a prayer or two for us. Until next time...