I feel good as I anticipate the changing of the season; the leaves turning on the trees, dropping to the ground to create humus for the soil. I feel good as I anticipate the cold; starting gently, it begins as crisp days suitable for digging, creating compost, starting to repair the damage that summer has wrought. Gradually it becomes colder until I need to retreat inside to sit in front of the fire.
I LOVE Autumn! Bring it on!!!
Tomorrow I plan to travel to buy more tomatoes from an orchardist. Then I will attempt to finish bottling enough to see me through the winter. Wish me luck!WWOOFing. Our first WOOFer arrived on Sunday, only for us to discover he was not registered. We have now sorted that out and we are having so much fun! For those who may not know, a WWOOFer is a Willing Worker On an Organic Farm (though I believe they have recently changed the meaning of their acronym). Generally someone from overseas, a WWOOFer is looking for an experience on a farm. They receive food and lodgings in return for a few hours of work a day. We benefit because we are often short on time or money (or both) and by learning about other cultures, and they benefit by having a friendly, welcoming family to stay with while learning about Australia and organics, for example.
This month I thought I could see a change in the activity of insects. I saw a swarm flying near our house. Luckily I called the children so they could explain these were actually fairies, not insects!! Can you see them in the photos? Little and white.
The biggest Autumn news...... We had rain. REAL, fair dinkum rain!!!!! Two days ago - and look at my barren paddock today!