Can we talk for a minute about how it is almost September? How the heck did that happen?! I was reminded of it this morning when I grabbed for a sweatshirt after I got out of bed. A little chilly!
With the end of summer comes all of the excitement that fall brings, apple picking, football games, soups and more crock pot meals, sweaters; all things that I am extremely fond of.
At the beginning of every new season I am convinced it is my favorite, but the beginning of fall, I think, might win over all the others.
Warm days, cool nights, no humidity, and little rain - yes, perfect!
Seasonal living is something that has become incredibly important to me. I think I always knew the importance of the seasons, but it is definitely coming to the forefront of my mind now, with my children growing so fast.
I am learning to savor each season, and the different activities that come with each part of the year.
I feel like our activities are so tied to the seasons, and there are specific things we do in each month. It reminds me that I have an amazing book by Amanda Soule, The Rhythm of Family. I am going to have to dig that book out and read it again.
One thing that I love about the late summer and early fall is the abundance of fresh vegetables. There are so many available - tomatoes, peppers, onions, three of my favorites and a staple in my home weekly.
I love to chop up these veggies with just a little sea salt, olive oil and a splash of raw vinegar - delicious!
I’m also eating a lot of tomatoes and summer squash with garlic. I honestly can’t get enough of the fresh summer vegetables, and I know they are so short lived, it doesn’t seem fair!
Having three little ones, two homeschoolers and one under one year old, I have adjusted my expectations of the year in preserving. I’m looking forward to a garden next year, but this year we will continue to let everything lay fallow, and start new next year.
Are you looking forward to fall? Which is your favorite season?