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!
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.
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.
days, cool nights, no humidity, and little rain – yes, perfect!
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.
learning to savor each season, and the different activities that come with each
part of the year.
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.
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.
chop up these veggies with just a little sea salt, olive oil and a splash of
raw vinegar – delicious!
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!
this coming weekend would mark a time of canning tomatoes, but I will let you
know, I did not buy my 100 pounds of tomatoes for canning (plus what I typically
pick from my garden – since the garden is non-existent this year). It seems a little strange to not be preparing
for a big weekend of tomato canning, but I am slowly coming to grips with this
year being different than years past.
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
fall? Which is your favorite season?