Our neighborhood currently sports an odd mish mash of holiday decorations and seasonal fare. This occurred to me this weekend during a morning run in which I ran past some really creepily rotten Jack O'Lanterns, Pumpkins, Turkey Decorations, Fall Leaves and Corn, Christmas Lights, Wreaths, Holiday Garlands and more.
It isn't yet December, but on this Eve of this exciting month, the Sweet Pea family has had its Halls fully Decked. I can recall being young and my mom waiting until the end of the first week of December before getting out our Christmas decorations. It seemed like an eternity between the day after Thanksgiving and when the tree was trimmed in our home. Perhaps because of this memory, SPH and I have trended towards using the weekend after Thanksgiving to get our tree.
Our weather has been so odd this year though, and so as I hung our outdoor garlands, I noted that I was actually a bit warm, even though I was without jacket or hat.
It is the odd weather that allowed us to grow our mini-corn plants this autumn. Back in August, we discovered that some corn cobs we had put out for the squirrels to eat had grown into little corn plants. Although already way past the date when we would typically grow corn, we let the little plants grow and grow until:
We had full fledged corn plants growing in our garden until just recently, when we realized with December coming and fewer and fewer days above freezing, we had to pull out our "harvest."
R and G both said, "it looks like the baby corn from our stirfry!" They speatheth the truth, those two.
So, with that, this is my last post on our garden until the spring. We pulled everything up except some hardy herbs, which only time will tell if they come back next year.