Here I am!
Originally Posted by revolting
We still oscillate about the school decision once we move, and I still have more healing to do from my miscarriage from last month.
What are all of you harvesting in your lives right now?
I love Mary Oliver! Since I am a UU and she was a UU, she gets oft quoted at our church. I had never heard of her before, but since they read her so much, I have really gotten fond.
for you, revolting, about your healing. About schooling: what is the compulsory age for school where you are? Here it's not till age 7, but since most kids go to kindy by age 5, nobody knows that they can actually keep their kids home till 7 if they wanted to.
Harvesting...nothing, at the moment. I hope to harvest a new home in MA one of these days!
Originally Posted by Indigo73
our free time tends to be at home and chilling out. I hope to hit one of the local orchards before it's too late, my favorite has shorter trees and a hotline they keep updated. Hm...
Our free time is always home and chilling! I'm such a bad mama...I tend to let ds have lots of screen time and I have lots, too
Your orchard hotline is such a cool idea! What, they say what's harvesting right now? That is awesome.
Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali
I don't really harvest anything. Well, I buy fruit/veggies that are in season but that's not harvesting. LOL.
I love Autumn, though. I change accessories in the home to reflect the season. We use both natural items and things like blankets, lamps, cushions/pillows, artwork, etc.
That counts! She didn't say what, that you grew, are you harvesting It could be any number of things, from attitudes, body changes, actual garden foods, anything. And I do think buying in-season veggies definitely counts.
I also decorate seasonally, but subtly. I have coffee mugs for every holiday and I make an altar in my bedroom on the dresser-top, with a cloth that is just a yard of seasonally-themed material. I used to use those when ds was little so I can just throw it in the wash, and I still use them.
Some times I have a wreath for the door. Or Indian corn. Or something seasonal to reflect the time of year.
I usually also decorate the back of the stove like a mini kitchen altar. I'm not doing that right now b/c of the house being for sale. I really miss going all-out with the decorating....I can't wait till the house sells!
Originally Posted by vydalea
I have about 25 butternut squashes in the basement - I'm waiting for a chilly day to do a full day of roasting and freezing for the winter. Tomatoes are just about done - freezing lots of those, too.
I love fall scents. I think I'm going to splurge and get a jar candle that smells like pumpkin or banana bread or something... that's the most I do to change the accessories in our house.
How do you put up the squash? And the tomatoes, do you just freeze them as-is? What do you do with them after?
Oh gawd, roasting a chicken sounds so YUM! I have been craving wings, though-- need to get some tomorrow at the store
I have two new Yankee candles-- one is Harvest, which I think smells great but rather lame for potency, and the other is Apple Pumpkin, which is really nice. They had Banana Bread, but I dunno...I thought it was kind of weird. I oughtta, though, since I don't make banana bread anymore.
I had both Pumpkin Pie and Apple Cider from last year-- those ones are really amazing. I will have to drag them out soon.
So, back from M's...already It seemed to go really fast. Not actually while I was there, but all of a sudden it was Monday and time to print out my boarding pass for the next day
I had one person come through and look at the house before I left, and part of the feedback was that the price is too high. Can you imagine?? I think it's perfect, and there were two houses that sold back in Spring that were almost like mine (except they had basements)-- they had the same square footage and sold in a month each, for $140K or so. Mine is only $136,900, and I don't have a basement, but the roof is new and the windows are awesome thermalpane.
But still...my realtor wants to know if I am wanting to dump the house quickly, or if I am willing to sit on it for awhile. Hard choice! I want out of here really badly-- but I also need a healthy profit in order to move. Because she's talking about lowering the price again. Sigh.