I have wrestled with this post for a long time, now. I don’t want to sound whiny or melodramatic, but I do want to be honest.
I will be glad to see the end of this summer. It’s been a rough one.
We’ve faced illness, an overwhelming amount of work at the office, too much unpaid overtime, a beloved pet with cancer, hitches with the renos, a toddler throwing wrenches in gears, a ridiculous amount of work on the acreage, a scheduled hay delivery that did not materialize, leaving us stressed out and scrambling, and illness and a tragic death in our extended family. And that’s just the big stuff.
With so many things going on, and going wrong, I didn’t have the heart to blog, even if I could have found the time.
I think it’s over now, though. We abandoned the garden to the thistles back in July, so we’re just wading in to see if there’s any potatoes, and that’ll be that. We’ve found a local market gardener to supply most of our veggies, and have secured most of the things she didn’t grow through other vendors. I am trying to do some late canning – a bit of apple jelly, maybe, and the tomatoes we bought, but there isn’t much of a late-season push in the preserving department. We’ll be tidying up the garden and flower beds for the winter, movign a few raspberry bushes and planting some flower bulbs, and hopefully putting in posts for one more fence before the ground freezes, then it’ll be winter, and we’ll put our feet up and relax for a bit.
In the meantime, I’ll be getting back into the blogging habit, so expect to see more of me 🙂
Here’s hoping autumn goes well for all of us!