I'm in full-on homestead mode here on our little piece of earth. If summer is busy, autumn is even more so. But beautifully busy. Feel-good distractions pulling me away from this computer.
Our newest hens are laying like crazy. So with the baskets full of healthy, happy eggs comes much fall baking. And since I'm in the kitchen...
I should bake a pie or two with these most delicious honeycrisp apples that I've gone back to the store three times to restock. We can't stop eating them this time of year. Wow, my kitchen is a busy place, a lot of kitchen sounds with good tunes to keep me bustling.
Oh yeah, it's time to drag this beast out and put her to work. And work she does....
For the past few years I've been canning all sorts of foods with the best ingredients available, many are from local gardens and farmers. It feels so good to be less relient on ingredients I'm not okay with. Can you tell I watched Food Inc. again recently? Gets me every time.
Fall is also backpacking season for us. The packs are lined up and getting ready to go for our trip to the mountains next week. 100% nature and each other for three straight days. We come home dirty and exhausted and a little grouchy. But our spirits are cleansed and mended and re-energized. Unplugging from everything always offer its own beautiful rewards. Need a source of inspiration for getting out into God's green earth? I have just the thing. And when we return? It's back to 'project studio re-do', no more procrastinating. It's coming along, a little more slowly with my self-imposed budget of $0. Pushes me to be a little more creative in my thought processes.
So you see? There's much calling me away from this computer screen. I know it's the same with you. Grab my hand and let's get out there together. No more sitting around talking about living creatively...let the creative life begin!