We had a nice end of summer in the North Woods. Warm temps allowed some tomatoes and peppers to ripen on the vine. There were still plenty of green tomatoes to pick and box to ripen in the cool temps of the basement. Rain has arrived and I've not quite got the garden tucked away for winter. All of the tomato plants have been pulled. My goal is to get some of the pepper and herb plants dug up and potted to bring in during the winter. Gardening in the new raised beds was a good learning experience, provided to our food supply ... and added a beautiful view from my back windows. Adding the fine bark around the raised beds cut my weeding down 95% .. well worth the investment. End of summer work is .. well endless! I'm glad that autumn has arrived and I can s.l.o.w. down the pace.