Ouch, kewart, I have had a broken toe two winters ago and they DO hurt! (On the average -- and most times unbeknownst to us -- we break our toes two times in our lives, the researchers say). Stabilize it and rest with the pressure taken off of it. Hope you will feel better soon.
Here the leaves are starting to turn too, but we have had a late start, so it may take a while. They said on TV our weather yesterday resembled that of mid-July: 80s (+26C), dry and breezy. We are expecting our second frost by the weekend. Here is a few excerpts from Old Farmer's Almanac:
-- For every fog in October, a snow in the winter;
-- First snowfall early in the month will result in dry winter;
-- If it snows before frost, the winter will be severely cold.
JR, you almost made me spill my coffee all over the screen -- "dirty drinking" vs. "clean eating". Mimi is (used to be?) a fan of clean eating, if memory serves, she might be your prime source of useful information, VintagePoison. We here try to eat sensibly -- overdo it today, nothing for you tomorrow -- and do not do margarine, corn (thanks, Monsanto!), pork, shrimp, catfish and other scavengers.
Going apple-picking today. Can't wait. Will wear Bois 1920 Kimono Rose (don't let the pink color of the bottle fool you, it is some serious stuff inside, borderline sensual even).