these past few weeks i've been pre-occupied with planning for and going to jackson's arm. and as a result, my end of autumn preparation has been put on hold. winter in newfoundland can arrive suddenly and i don't want to be caught off-guard. so yesterday was devoted to catching up.
i brought back thyme from the garden and brought it into the house to use fresh for the next few months. delicate herbs don't winter over here.
in the late afternoon i made jam from the damson plums i'd picked in jackson's arm.
what's left to do now? by the end of the week most of the leaves will have fallen so there will be lots of raking. and tying up the small bushes in burlap before the first snow falls. and then quietly wait for spring...