I bought Johnny Jump Ups (violas) and pansies for the flower bed. The roots should get a nice start in the warmth of fall and then explode with color and growth in the spring. That's the plan anyway.
In the vegetable/herb garden I'm still raking in tomatoes. I'll make another batch of sauce tomorrow. I think the pumpkins are ready to harvest as well.
Jonagold apples are ripe in the orchard. Wasps and the dogs have wiped out about half of the crop but I managed to collect enough to make a pie. The dogs seem to think apple trees are fetch balls on trees. They don't pick up the ones on the ground. Oh, no. They have to pick new ones everyday.
I found a recipe for baking apple pie in a brown paper bag that looked intriguing so I gave that a try. You can find the recipe here at Bakers Banter.
It's an apple pie with streusel topping that bakes inside a big paper bag - like you get from the grocery store.
It browned up nicely and the paper bag soaked up all the juice that overflowed the pan. Sweet!