We had our first frost last night. It came so suddenly! Two days ago it was 27C. This is when we usually experience a frost but September was so warm it felt like summer was going to go on and on. Sunday the weather took a sudden turn to ‘seasonal norms’ and the rest of this week is looking the same. Now I expect the leaves will be turning soon. Of course a forecast of frost sends me out to my garden to save anything growing above ground. This is picture shows the result. I can pace myself with canning as long as the veggies are in the garden, now I have to take care of them all right away. It’s not too bad, really. First the reddest tomatoes and the cucumbers, while the green tomatoes ripen. I can make a few quarts of dill pickles and I will can most of the tomatoes. The peppers didn’t do very well because most of the summer was too cool and they like heat, but I think I have enough to make some salsa. Also pictured is more green beans and a small head of cabbage. What you don’t see is me contending with all the fruitflies. ugh. I wasn’t sure if the butternut squash could tolerate a frost? So I picked them just in case. It was the first time I grew them, and I’m really looking forward to having them! Yum!