Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Things


Another week has passed!  It seems everytime I plan to write more than once a week, I don't make it!  Oh well, what's a few days here or there?!  When you are retired one day is like the next anyway!  It's a grand thing.

I couldn't resist taking this picture of the leaves that have fallen from the little oak tree.  This is kind of my view from the computer room window, and I love watching the leaves "rain" down on a gentle breeze!  I'm sure the other trees will follow suit soon.  My friend Kathy said the leaves are coming down because of the drought;  I said it is because it is Fall, and they are!  Besides, they say our drought is over...............  It was nice to see green grass and fields all summer for a change.  And farmers/ranchers have mown hay fields at least twice, if not 3 times, already this year and I bet they could get one more haying out of it!

Can you tell what these are?  It's our first experience growing them! 

The question is:  How do you know when to pick them?


I'm thinking when the big leaves turn brown and fall off then you can pick them.  Anyone know if that's right?

All those black dots at the end of the leave stems will turn in to brussell sprouts like the others......I think!  Or would if there was enough time.  If anyone knows when to harvest please let me know!!

I've only seen these growing once in my lifetime, and the lady was picking them in December.  BUT, that was in Washington State, and the climate is very different than here in Oklahoma, so maybe the harvest time is different too.  At any rate, it was a fun thing to watch grow this summer, and I hope we get to eat some of them!

I'm done for this time.  Oh, to my blogging friend Doris, Grammy of 16 now?  I don't know that one is ever "done" with their house!  :)  But in general, it is what it is! and what it's ever going to be!   I'm getting the itch to do some painting and kitchen re-decorating though!  Glad you are home safe and sound.

Until next time, take care...............


Paula Fraker said...

Wow~ I don't know anything about sprouts, Ardith~ but it sure looks like a bumper crop!!
And I can't wait for fall this year!!!

Grammyof13 said...

I wish this ole farm girl could give you some idea, but somewhere along the way I lost everything I ever knew. Now the question remains, "Did I ever learn anything from the farm life?" Probably not. I love sprouts so hopefully someone will have some good info.