Somehow and with out proper warning it's fall. I remember feeling somewhere in August, yeah I'm ready for summer to be done. And well, that was a lie. I LIED. I'm just not ready to be done. Even though fall is perhaps my favorite season I kind of want another month of warm weather.
As summers go it wasn't half bad. The weather was not grand but like I kept saying, it made it easier to be inside working on the school if it wasn't pretty and sunny outside. The school took a lot of my time but I am perfectly happy to admit that it was worth it.
The days were long and the nights short as usual here. This is the first year where I fell exhausted in to bed while the sun was still shining. I usually fight it. Not this year I was so tired!
We had birds, about 30 this year. 20 some chickens, turkeys and geese. The geese worked the garden over pretty good but they have been harvested now. I'll just put it this way: they ate just about everything the slugs didn't but they sure will be tasty for Christmas.
The only hale and hearty crops I grew this year were-
- Sugar Snap Peas-successive planting and an expanded growing area
- Carrots-planted early and successively we were munching carrots by early July and still have lots to go
- Greens-mustard hit early on and we still have kale going strong
- Potatoes-wah always a nice haul
- Basil-grown in the house we have pesto put away for winter and more still to make
- Green Beans-grown in the house and green house we've enjoy this rare summer crop a LOT this summer-one in three years is a green bean year up here
- slugs, snails and aphids-protein for birdies
We lost our lovely yellow dog, Kami. I miss her. And that could pass along with summer, I'd like to miss her less.
But with fall comes hot days and cold crispy nights. The stars and moon are a fresh joy to us because the nights are dark again. Crops are being hauled in. Preserved. Gardens composted. Birds harvested. A tucking in if you will. Schedules are resumed and the rhythm is set. That I look forward to. A certain sense of calm as the days settle in. So perhaps I'm ready after all, for harvests, dark nights and a dependable rhythm.
How about you? Are you ready, when you truly get to the essence of what change will entail, are you ready to move along and embrace what's next? Or are you fighting it? I'd like to hear about it.
To help make the transition to fall a happy and fun time I decided to host a giveaway, brought to you by ME! And also because I hit 200 followers! I'm giving away a 'treasure', which is my way of saying, thrifted. In my opinion these are the best to give and get anyway. So the prize package is a surprise, fun! I've picked a few of my favorite treasures to bestow upon ONE lucky follower! It will run from the time this goes live to the end of Just Another Meatless Monday on Labor Day.
- you must be a follower to enter this contest-plain and simple if you don't appear under the followers button you can't enter-feed burner doesn't count this time folks
- leave a comment on changes in your life this fall
- if you blog roll me leave an extra comment
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- and finally I WANT Just Another Meatless Monday to be huge next week! So for EVERY post new or old you share on THIS coming Just Another Meatless Monday, September 6th leave a separate comment
|a 3 year old chocolate santa|
|circa 1980 Battleship game?|
|sweet vintage kitsch?|
Peace and Love--