Even though it's been consistently ninety degrees this week, there's still no doubt in the air that summer is coming to a close. Cooler nights (ever so slightly) and the garden show so many signs of where we are at in the cycle of the year. Not to mention our schedules and all the school and fall rhythm prep that's begun!
The garden is giving us so much right now, even as the wildness takes over some things and I decide to let them go (sorry potatoes, this just wasn't our year together). Lots of tomatoes are being slowly roasted and then frozen. The peaches are just about done (phew!). Beans, and cucumbers and oh so many greens. And the last of the many many sunflowers I planted are blooming bright and tall. I love those.
We added another bed to the yurt last week - it's seen so much activity this summer and turned into an official bunkhouse and sleepover haven. I love sneaking out there for some peace and quiet. If I leave the door open, one of the (free-range, as they may be) goats will inevitably walk in. It's ridiculous but somehow charming. For a minute anyway.
The weekend ahead is full of adventure and kick offs to the season we're entering! Class potlucks and the first cross country race of the year. And off we go, it seems! Running ahead, while remembering to pause as often as we can. These days are so full and good.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend ahead!