This week we have been noticing the gorgeous trees which have turned almost a fire orange. They pop against the amazing dusky skies and make us pause to appreciate their beauty. The field is golden and crispy with dried out soy beans which have yet to be harvested. The driveway is scattered with the most amazing leaves. I’ve been collecting a few to press in books I’ve yet to read which are stacked up for my winter reading pile.
We have been enjoying fires in our wood stove and warm lattes in the early morning hours when our dog decides it is time to wake up (not that she had decided to go to sleep in the first place). On Monday’s I’ve decided to treat myself to matcha from our favorite local coffee spot. It is something to look forward to when I am waiting in the school pick up line. And, despite the fact that I’ve just said I’ve been enjoying warm drinks in the morning the afternoons are strictly for iced drinks. You can take the girl out of New England but you can’t take New England out of the girl.
We’ve been so busy with the beginnings of fall clean ups and harvesting potatoes and pumpkins that inside we’ve not tackled anything exciting. I’ve got my eye on the pantry though. There’s a project I’d love to revisit. Nothing better than an organized and stocked pantry to head into the colder months. We did sort all the fruit purees we just harvested and processed into the freezers for quick and easy toppings to desserts and breakfasts. I still can’t believe how lucky we are to live in a house with the most gorgeous and productive gardens and orchards. I’m hoping to figure out something great to do with it all. Aside from making a living off of some of it what we’d really love to do is give back somehow.
The final highlight of the week has been watching our little Jack Russell charge through the high grass at full speed sniffing and loving life. Completely blind and totally fearless outside. I need to learn something from that.