Tuesday, September 29, 2020

September's End 2020

 The leaves are giving us a sure sign that Fall has arrived.


"Autumn is a Second Spring
When Every Leaf is a Flower"
                                        Albert Camus








My favourite Fall garden "flowers" right here!

Pumpkin Patch Raid


School has begun at long last and this little student couldn't be happier.
(whispering a prayer for safety and health)




Perfect weather for a quick get-away to a beautiful park
on Georgian Bay - Awenda Provincial Park



Trails for hiking and biking with dear friends ...

Photo credit - Stew


Forest Bathing!


Funky Fungi everywhere - so lovely!

Final garden clean up weekend ...






Seeds for next year's garden



And that was that! At least we saved the still growing Kale.


This hearty dragon kale has been showing up in omletts, smoothies, and delicious sides!

Kale omelette with herbs from the garden!


The herb garden still flourishes with parsley, sage, borage, chives, basil and rosemary




A bit of colour also remains in the flower beds

Late bloomers - "naked lady" crocus indicating 6 weeks till first snow?


Last year's elderberry crop being stewed into some immune boosting syrup!
We can use all the help we can get these days.



Elder "Beary" tincture ready to share

The corn fields are ripe and ready for the harvest ...


"Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for the harvest."
                                                                                                                               John 4:35


Till next time - enjoy the fleeting Summer days and stop to appreciate the crisp Autumn air - breath!
Pray for the healing of our world.
Stay well my friends!







Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Labour Day Week/End

Labour Day Week ...


Here we are just around the corner from Labour Day 2020!

And - 6 months since Covid 19 changed the world,
"Normal" everyday things seem to happen yet with an odd "Not Normal" feeling.
I've tried to stay focused and distracted.


 These two little humans help me see the joy in life!


Preserving has been a good distraction as well.


Zucchini Relish - done!


Roasted plum tomatoes - so many tomatoes this year!

Tomatoes and Onions from my garden, Niagara Peaches, and gifted pears!


sourdough cinnamon buns - addictive

Sourdough baking - too much sourdough baking - eek!


Sourdough Focaccia Success!


Possibly my best loaves so far?


Last of the lazy dayz of summa' with ice-cream on the deck?

A Labour Day Sunday outing to Goderich
for a delicious fish and chips lunch.


Chili lime salt and cider vinegar - yum!


There's a definite chill in the air .....




My heart is heavy for two dear friends who have recently
been diagnosed with inoperable cancer ...

Fall of 2020 - what do you hold for us as we cautiously see the end of 
the longest March break in history!

Please be gentle ...


Till next time ... holding on -  to the joys in life - to the peace that passes all understanding!



 

Two Months

Two months ago we made a very big move ... from our beloved farm of 41 years to the lovely suburbs of beautiful Stratford, Ontario. A dream ...