Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The change of the season...



I am feeling the slow changes with a new season and the need to move my garden, my home and my food into Autumns flow. A new cycle and a new feeling sinking in means I have begun planting the vegetables for the cooler months and cleaning out plants that have run all summer and are finished up for now.

So it has been a busy time here.

We have been planting, baking and cleaning ready for the cold and preparing for wind down. I feel like a busy beaver with preparations needed everywhere, but I love it!

Although the world outside continues to turn at a fast pace I like to keep hold and at least feel the seasons and listen to what is needed of me here. Because then when we close the door away from the rush, we can just keep our own rhythm flowing.




So the garlic and potatoes are in the ground, our peas are starting to stretch up toward the sun and our chillies are still coming in a steady flow ready for our warming curries.

Are you feeling tired and preparing for the cooler weather? Or are you waking up and getting a feeling of spring in your bones?

11 comments:

  1. Nothing like dirty little hands...I can't wait for Toddler C to be able to help me out in the garden!

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  2. I've got a skip to my step. I have a feeling the QLD cold months are going to be a lot warmer than in Sydney. As I'm in a new place I'm quite excited to see get into Autumn and Winter and see the changes around me x

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  3. Thanks for visiting with me today and leaving your lovely comment. I'm glad you did so that I could come and visit your lovely blog. We are also getting ready for the Autumn. I look forward to earlier evenings in front of the fire.

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  4. Ah! Love those dirty hands!!! So sweet!!! Even though I am a garden girl and look forward to the spring, there is something calming and beautiful about the cooler seasons. It has a sense of warmth and family. (I'm always a bit sad to see it go) All the best to you and your family as you prepare for autumn!

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  5. I love your blog Amber. So glad I came to visit and I will so be visiting lots now. I am drooling over the thought of those chillies in warm dishes and the photo's of the bee's in the post before are amazing - total bee love. xxx

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  6. Almost Spring here and I can't wait! The daffodils are up, the jasmine is blooming and the fruit trees are budding and blossoming. Divine.

    www.keepingrobin.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow...you have been industrious...well done. I love it when the weather starts to cool down...I start dreaming of lighting the fire and cooking up big pots of soup :)

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  8. Ahh thanks for the reminder that it's time to think about planting garlic again! I think I'm going to need to dig up the rest of the spuds to make some room for the garlic though! I didn't know potatoes could go in the ground in Autumn though... do you keep covering the shoots through winter to protect them from the frost?

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  9. I'm only just now starting my new garden - I can't wait to plant garlic and all my favorite winter veggies.

    I'm truly enjoying this change of season. IO was happy to say goodbye to Summer.

    And thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and say hi. Sorry its taken me so long to get over here and discover your lovely space. It's nice to 'meet' you :-)

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  10. I find this time of year so difficult to judge, you are constantly guessing when the first frost will come and trying to make the summer veges last (I still have tomatoes on the plants!), and trying to have the winter seedlings ready just in case.....

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