During these Days of Intense Harvest at the "Frost Line", all Horizontal Surfaces in the House seem to be full of Produce. Sometimes that includes various sections of the Floor. Most Large Storage Containers (2 and 5 Gallon Buckets, Pots, Bowls, Cardboard and Plastic Storage Boxes) seem to be full to overflowing.
As the Food is processed and stored, Spaces are beginning to open up. As we look into the Refrigerators and the Freezers, we are inspired by the Gifts of the Earth and the Promise of Culinary Delights in the Months ahead.
Harvest began in its fullness right on schedule about the 1st of August. It has been going strong since then and will be mostly complete by the end of October. Some periods during that time have been pretty rushed and full. However, a rhythm and flow has mostly ensued which is gentle, persistent, and always moving forward.
For the 1st time in the last 3 months, I began to see that some rest is on the Horizon. Winter is a Natural Time of Rest and Slumber for the Earth. Oh, yes, we 3 C's have painting to do and storage shelves to construct, but I think we will find times to take it a little easier soon.