Today, I’m okay that it’s Fall. School has started and my work schedule has regulated a bit. Pumpkins and apples are in season and I’ve got beautiful red, orange and golden-yellow mums on my front porch. All the peppers are pickled (see myÂ new post on 20Food), the jam is jarred, and the broccoli is frozen. Â We are headed to the last Twins game of the season tonight. It’s been a fantastic summer full of growing, cooking, camping, writing, working, and friends. Â But, just as the garden has slowed down this week, so have things for me.
Fall always comes at the perfect time. Â It’s a stop in the breakneck pace of summer when we’re all in need of rest but are too busy in the bounty and fun to realize it. Â Fall sounds the warning bell. Â Tells us to slow down and be grateful, harsh changes are coming. Appreciate the last few days of warm weather, soon we’ll be excited about hitting 20Â°. Â Enjoy the crisp autumn mornings, bitter cold ones are on the way. Â Put on your scarf and sweaters with enthusiasm; they are so much better than the long underwear and snow boots we’ll all be sporting. Â Savor the last fresh vegetables stacked up at the market, it’ll be a few months before they appear again. Â Take it all in now Minnesota, it’s nearly time for hibernation.