the summer colors are fading into the golden hues of fall. even with these perfect blue-sky warm days, the garden report from yesterday evening was that “things are slowing down”. i would bet that we are not the only two people who are ok with this. we feel like slowing down. in fact, as of last week we could begin to see rays of light filtering through this mountain of vegetable matter that we have been buried beneath. the pile of work is still a mile high but instead of a sprint, the pace feels more like a steady jog.