What's been happening on the homestead? Well, it is fall and the garden has been put to bed. Now I'm working on gathering all the leaves and wood chips I can for next year. I had an astounding amount last year, but it all ran out well before the gardening season was over, so I need more. However much I have I need more. I guess that is the way of compost, you just need more. I am planning on enlarging the strawberry bed and I'm going to put cardboard and wood chips down so the ground is ready next spring. I guess that is the main thing I'm doing this fall-- prepping for spring.