It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, but I think our daytime high was only about 64. Our weatherman is predicting a chance of frost for low-lying areas tonight, with a hard frost for northern Minnesota. When I went out to pick the almost-ripe tomatoes (just in case), I had to put on a stocking cap because the breeze was pretty chilly on my ears.
Here's the thermometer on my deck at 7:15 this evening (wish you were here, Mary!)
Yesterday I canned the tomatoes I've been ripening on the kitchen counter for the last week or so. Six quarts was my yield for that batch. I should probably get at least 4 or 5 more quarts from the tomatoes currently ripening on the counter.
It's nice to go downstairs and grab a quart of tomatoes from your own garden for that first pot of slow-cooker chili on a cold November day.
Today my project was peach jam. I got some huge and delicious peaches at the grocery store last week and thought it would be fun to try this since I'm on a "jelly roll." A bit messy peeling and cutting up the peaches, but all in all much easier and quicker than last week's grape jelly.
So for now, I'm caught up on preserving and going back to knitting for the rest of the week.
The hummingbirds are still here, but I don't know for how much longer. My migration guide says they will leave around the last week in September, but a few more chilly, windy days like today and they may want to head out a little sooner.
The northerly breeze is ruffling the feathers on her head.