Hello Friday! With October sneaking in with the cooler weather, September is rolling out with the apples and pumpkins in tow. Nation wide harvests are underway. Praise God!
I love this time of year for so many reasons! It is also a great time for field trips. Have your children ever seen a local harvest large scale? Nation wide (within a full days drive) you can check out grain harvests, asparagus, beans, cabbage, carrots, chard, collards, onion harvests, raspberry, potato harvests, cranberry harvesting, and so MANY more. With a little bit of searching, you can easily find a farm in your area that will come let you check out their operation.
It is fun to see where our day to day products come from. Harvest looks so different from one farm to another farm. But, so rewarding, satisfying and appreciated to see where local USA food at the grocery store comes from.
Home gardeners are scurrying to get the most from their summer crops and preparing their garden beds for fall plants, which are well under way. While those in the far north, covering cold-hearty crops to get the most fruit out of their end of summer crop, before being deep in frost or buried in snow.
I could say canning season is in full swing, but most of the amazing women that I know that freeze, dehydrate and preserve do year-round; just heavier in late summer and fall.
As the main garden is in the last leg, carrots, pumpkins, squashes, apples, sunflowers and cabbages are about to be at peek for picking. What a blessing!
With God’s wonderful hand of blessing, it has been a “different” year in many ways, but we have been abundantly blessed none- the- less. How thankful we are for the delicious, abundant harvests of tomatoes, beans, peas, cucumbers, carrots, onions, squashes and varieties of brasics.
With much more to harvest over the next month, we often wish we had more time to invest in the garden(we really do enjoy it)- but realize, it always supplies greatly! I am so thankful for God’s hand in that. (And for my current season in life, while busy- it will soon pass. So, I am cherishing it too.)
As Friday rolls in, canning will be a priority for us this weekend. Along with more zucchini, banana, cranberry and squash breads for the freezer. (My cheat for quick breakfasts throughout the school week.)
What about you? Are you enjoying the beautiful season changes? Harvesting your bountiful blessings? Preserving your abundance? May your weekend be beautiful and blessed!
Well, whatever your weekend holds, may it be filled with true joy and blessings from God above! Kiss your littles, wrap up the school week and make some beautiful memories!