There are plenty of potatoes in the ground to be harvested but, apart from those where the white ants are keen on spuds, can stay there a little longer.
The pace can slow down a little in harvesting and it is time to put some garden beds to sleep with plenty of manure and to tidy up the excess high grass and weeds this wonderful warm and wet season has produced.
The does and ewes are mated with their selected males and apart from squealing guinea pigs and growing porkers the animals need less attention. Some of the older chooks are going off the lay as the daylight tells them to rest.
Autumn is a great time to be outside - not too hot and not too cold but there is always the looming sense of approaching cold. Time to fill the woodshed and find the hot water bottles.