This month has been so, so full. So many times I have wanted to turn to this space to update what has been happening, but time slipped away. My brother moved up here during the first half of the month and is staying with us for a little while whilst he gets settled. The garden has grown and ripened and matured; I have so many large pumpkins and butternut squash, peas and lettuce coming up well, beans ripening. I am preparing to plant for the winter market in a couple weeks.
The kids have continued to grow and change. I can see Sophia especially maturing in a new way. She is beginning to have a new awareness about her. It is exciting to watch. Today she asked to go to a science camp next summer, because, as she says, she’d like to learn about animals and the world and maybe be a scientist herself one day. It is good to see her new awareness of the world dawn naturally upon her.
We will begin school in one more week, in the first week of September. It has been a good break, but now we are ready to go back to formal learning.
Next week we take one of the sheep in to be processed. We will be bringing to the farmers market (in addition to vegetables) pork and lamb. We will advertise for chicken and turkey, which will be sold back on the farm.
And autumn is gathering at the doorstep, it feels like. Such goodness and relief in that fact.
My “little” brother helping with the wood chopping.