Well hello there. Long time no see!
It’s been a bustling, beautiful fall that we packed full with things to do and accomplish but, obviously, not much blogging.
So what have we been up to?
We visited Brooklyn
and the wonderful Quabbin Garlic Festival
I finished my dissertation proposal, which feels like an incredible coup.
We’ve been totally stateside this fall, which has been dreamy, but we’re both starting to feel itchy feet.
We wrapped up our garden just before the first snow.
We lost power for a week in October, but survived just fine.
Our favorite tree did not.
We each turned a year older.
We made use of our local bike trail. A lot.
We ate well. Very well.
I’m enjoying two days of staycation, and our living room is a Christmas factory at present. Our goal of an almost completely homemade Christmas is becoming a reality! We counted our wares yesterday – 118 jars of canned goods (salsa and pickles and jam, oh my!) and over 100 bottles of homebrewed beer, with hard cider on its way.
I’ve been knitting like a fiend and even working on my very first quilt (a lap quilt, destined for my mama). We’re also taking a cue from Amanda Blake Soule and making our own fabric wrapping this year. We love it. All of it. Updates to come.
Happy Monday to you all. It’s nice to be back!