I've been so lucky with the lack of frost in our particular corner of the world (neighbors not so far away have already had one). But I really was taking my chances there and cutting it close. Yesterday, we brought all of the tomatoes in (green or not), some of the beans (more to come today), all the peppers and cucumbers, and I began to gather the pumpkins and squash. I forgot about the basil, but I'll grab that today. Though the forecast actually looks lovely and we might just be spared a few more days, I have no desire to run out by headlamp after a long day gathering everything that needs gathering to save it from a frost (says the lady who does that very thing nearly every single year).
And now it's on my kitchen table. And there is nowhere to sit and actually eat a meal. So it seems that preserving is on the top of my to do list today (and tomorrow, and the next day). First up, all those tomatoes! I already plan on Green Tomato Chutney and Green Tomato Salsa Verde and I'll have to poke around for more (recommendations?).
I best get to it!