With no more planned visits until Christmas – all of a sudden, tiredness strikes, and it is time to prepare for the winter.
The first week of October brings Erntedank, the German incarnation of the traditional harvest festival.
Milk. Some people drink it, some condense it, the Spanish fry it, and Odi puts it on her walls.
Odi cooks up sugar and spice in a fit of culinary experimentation with great result.
This week sees all sorts of new arrivals, some older and some younger, some mechanical and some leporine.
Schools, language lessons, community exchanges, free gifts, media coverage, and… apple mousse.
Seriously it really makes no sense at all, as Odi explains from amidst a mountain of fruity produce.
Chickens prepare to meet sheep, and fingers meet spices, as everything on the farm seems to burst into ripeness.
The garlic and onions have been prolific and it’s time to start gathering them, but some of Odi’s potatoes have died a watery death.
With more cucumbers than you can eat and a potential mountain of tomatoes on the way, it’s time for pickling!