I have harvested the purple plums and have packages of fruit frozen for winter eating. There is also about 60 packages of soup frozen too. The next Autumn harvest will be the apples. The tree is loaded. I have some apple sauce packages frozen, there is much more to do. I have a package of plums made into pie filling, so I should be able to do this with some of the apples, too. The better ones will be saved for eating fresh, and making apple sauce. The apple tree produces a heavy crop one year and the next year there is very few apples, so we should have apple sauce and pie filling for two years made up. After that, of course there will be leaves to rake and mulch with the mower to put on the garden beds for winter protection. This mulch seems to disappear over the year.
Last week there was a weather warning for high winds and heavy rain. So, I moved the orange trees into the house, along with the echeveria. That chore went very well and seemed to be much easier to do this year.