We have been busy puttin' up some of our garden harvest. Tomatoes are being dried or roasted or chopped and squished and cooked and canned most days. Apples are overabundant and being sauced and canned and frozen and dehydrated and baked and eaten and given away by the bag load.
no end in sight
Warrior-Princess Training is a regular occurrence around here.
and on the ropes
"Mama, try it!"
The air is feeling crisp and the garden is changing its hues.
red romaine lettuce turning to seed
a few precious ripe strawberries still every day
sorghum and red amaranth grains
Will the melons ripen before a hard frost?
late night saucing
wild aster weed by my backdoorwild aster. Sylvia, who is not yet reading fluently, was recently seen sounding out the word 'comfrey' in our deck of Wildcraft cards. Ah, that's proper motivation :).
soaking in hemp and almond oils to become salve in the future
Camille and Sylvia have been enjoying some of the free drawing lessons on Mark Kistler's website, and we requested one of his books from the library.
Sylvia's ninja eggs and flowers
Camille's shaded flags, lilies, and stacked cylinders
home fries and homemade ketchup
on the way home from the library
playing with sweet friends
Judging by the enthusiastic show put on in my living room, Sylvia's first class at the Wisconsin Ballet Academy was a smashing success.
Throw in some Spanish-language learning on Duolingo, The 39 Clues on audiobook, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Alice in Wonderland on Netflix, and some good old Sesame Street, and our days are feeling full and fresh and varied and cozy.
Tomorrow: a potluck (apple crisp from us, of course) and then a visit from very good friends! Every day has been full of learning and hard work and goodness and laughter and challenges and creativity. That will do.