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In Autumn
(August 1 - October 31)

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Autumn is harvest time. The garden is winding down, although cold weather greens such as spinach and kale survive late in the season and even overwinter thanks to cold frames. We pick berries on the mountain sides for jams and jellies. It's hunting season, and the salmon runs continue. We also scout for and mark deadfall trees to cut for firewood as the weather turns cooler, as we will continue to do through the winter.

This is a bittersweet time, one of our favorites. Summer is dying, the leaves are turning. Heavier rains top off our water system, but many days are clear and bracingly crisp. Halloween is on its way, the last event of the season.

Mud Bay Autumn 1Mud Bay Autumn 2Tsirku River Marge in Autumnautumn leaves on the trail
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August View 01 August view 02 Babushka Autumn Afternoon cleaning chanterelles cloudy day devil's club Autumn light on Mud Bay goatsbeard Halloween decorations testing the hipboots moonlight on the water mushrooms rain the first salmon caught off the rocks "termination dust" the view from the caabin

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