Fall is enveloping our little house in the woods in bazillions of red, gold, and firey orange leaves. Every year when Autumn comes around I’m so grateful to live in the Northeast, where the foliage is so glorious.
Autumn is easily my favorite season, most likely because all my favorite clothing and foods are best right about now. Hot, creamy coffee being sipped while sitting in cozy sweaters, slippers, and blankets by the woodstove. Listening to the rain fall while eating an apple cider donut and reading a book. Wearing beautiful boots and sweet jackets while romping outside in the crisp air. It’s really the most delightful time of year.
I’ve been making a big effort to soak up every day of this short season, as well as using this short season to prepare for the longest one, winter.
Here on the homestead we’ve been preparing the chicken coop for winter, and feeding our girls lots of extra protein to help them through their molt. I do hope they re-grow those feathers quickly, because it’s dropping down into the 30s at night, which is mighty uncomfortable when you’re half naked and live outside!
We’re working on harvesting the last of our garden crops and planting fall crops like garlic. Our garden produced tons of beautiful beets, beans, and tomatoes this year! I’m already plotting out next year’s garden addition. I do love fall and winter, but there’s nothing like the excitement of spring planting, and it starts mighty early around here!