I am pretty sure that this summer went by at record speed. Maybe it was because I worked my butt off or maybe it's due to the cooler weather we had. I do know that I'm sad it's over. I head South on Monday.
There is much to do this weekend. Plant the last of my new irises. Till the veggie garden to over winter garlic and some potted plants. Collect some leaves from the neighbors ditch. Still need an oil change and a tire rotation. A cookout with my family. I hate saying goodbye. Harvest my unripe tomatoes. They never ripened due to the cool weather. I plan to make some green salsas and fried green tomatoes with them. They will make the trip south with me along with peaches, nectarines, blackberry, raspberry and strawberry jams.
I'm making the trip by myself too. I really don't want to due to my driving anxiety but I don't really have a choice. My mom was supposed to go with me but we waited to long to get her a return flight and now the tickets are to expensive. Perhaps it will be a liberating experience for me. I have always envied those who can just take off on their own to see the country side or even backpack Europe.