Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A word about October
October. Weather is changing. Days are getting shorter. We have mid-term school break. There is wind, there is rain, there are chilly mornings but also beautiful autumn sunshine. The gardening is over. All plants are ripped out. Only a few late blooming flowers are to be seen in our garden together with a rhubarb plant and some herbs. No apples this year, because of the big hail storm in June. No walnuts either. Lets hope for better harvest next year.
I am wondering, shall I bother weeding before winter or just leave it as it is? Do I cut down all the flowers (they are all perennials) or do I leave them as they are?
The farmer set up the electric fencing yesterday, I guess the cows will soon arrive for the last few weeks of grazing on grass before frost and snow will come. I can't wait to hear the melody of all their cow bells.
I hang out with my kids between house chores and running around. It is all about the shawl for the moment when it comes to crafts... Pattern writing which is taking much longer than expected because of the picture tutorials I will include. The testing of the pattern to make sure I will release a pattern that really works without large mistakes in it. I have also been hanging out with my shop friend Tamara from Spice Your Life, discussing ideas and events for the future. That is her lovely red bench which I stole a moment on while waiting for her the other day. Isn't the color just smashing?
So that is October over here. One day I see the Alps clearly, another they are covered in clouds. I am enjoying myself, I like the fact of putting on scarves, boots and stockings. I like this time of year. When nature becomes a big bonfire of colors. I am looking forward to walks in the woods with leg warmers, hat and scarf. I love the seasons. All four of them and everything in between.