We all know the weather has been a bit different this year. We experienced so much rain - for days in August. So much that there is mold growing places it never grew before. I kept saying to myself - this must be what it is like living in New Orleans.
The rain abated and now we have had lots of very hot and dry weather - for over a week. My garden has rebounded and it is looking a lot like late summer. The sunflowers are beginning to bloom. The zinnias are starting too.
I love this time of year - when everything is so bountiful. Plants loaded with flowers and seed heads, the days getting shorter and the light beginning to change. On the hill behind our house, some trees are beginning to turn a golder shade of green - this means autumn isn't far away.
I am a little sad that I won't be having the Fall knitting retreat here this year. I love to share our farm with knitters and color enthusiasts. Maybe next year. In the meantime, I am going to take this time to start making pottery again for the upcoming holiday season. I am looking forward to getting back into the mud (clay - not muck) and seeing what I come up with. It seems that my year gets broken into different timelines and processes and things that I do. Last year I participated in a nationwide Clay Event in October but I do not think I can commit to that this year. I'm going to try to keep it simple with a Holiday and On-Line sales only.
I have also been designing a bit more fabric. Hope to share some of the samples with you soon. And, I am updating my website and adding some new items for sale. It is keeping me busy and a bit stressed. Julia started school this week. The Farmer is still healing and trying to take some nice long walks to build his stamina. The sheep are surviving. It's all good.
Here are some photos from around the farm. Enjoy them everyone. I hope your life is going well.