Fall and Winter Projects

There is a definite chill in the air this morning, even though yesterday afternoon was humid and hot. The official temp says 50 degrees and it is 8 am. Something about the crisp autumn mornings always excites me. I absolutely love this time of year.

I think one of the reasons I love fall is because I know that things will slow down on the farm and we will get into a daily routine. I hope to get back to making cheese again soon.I would love to be able to make and sell artisan cheeses at some point. I am in the process of trying to get information on what the state would require for me to do so. So far, I am not getting a lot of feed back. I guess I need to find a different source of information.

I did not sew last fall and winter because I just could not concentrate long enough after Josh's death to actually sew. I am really getting the urge to sew now that things are slowing down and it's getting cooler. I have some delightful projects running through my head. I still have difficulty concentrating for long periods of time. I am hoping my dear friend Liz will motivate me to actually follow through and complete some sewing projects this year! (Love you, Liz!!!!)

I played around with making soap a couple of years ago. I think I could sell milk based soap at our produce stand in the summers if I can perfect my soap making skills. There's another indoor project for cooler weather!

But for today, my agenda involves the not so exciting or creative task of shelling, blanching and freezing more lima beans and making more pickled peppers. My house sure could use a good cleaning too! Mike informed me there were spider webs under the furniture. (Who looks under or behind the furniture anyway?) ;-) With the morning sun shining through the kitchen window, it looks like I could spend quite a bit of time in just the kitchen! Something about that morning sun shining through the windows at a certain angle shows all the grease, dirt and every smudge and fingerprint.

Guess I better get busy!


Corinne said...

What are some of the sewing projects that you're brewing up? When the kids were little I always made all of their Halloween costumes and I always made Adrianna's little sun dresses. I haven't sewn in years. These days, Sammy has become the needle and thread guy. Just the other day he told me he was going to take an old jacket and make patches out of it....now he just needs a needle and thread (that's the last thing in the world I would have thought to send him to school with).

Jo said...

We are going through a heat wave up here in MN, highs over 80 for five days in a row. Isn't this supposed to be September?

You're right - nobody ever looks under the couch ... unless the TV remote is missing.