2019 came and went, quickly! I am not even sure where October, November, and December went. I am sure there was not a whole lot of nature study going on. There was a lot of baking, there may have even been some canning in there. Even as I sit here and look at my calendar and my daily notes for work, I am not sure I can tell you what I did, There are only 2 sketches in my sketchbook – 1 from the Octoberfest in Salem (Pumpkins lined up on the porch rail) and the other is the start of the fall leaves falling outside my window (I got as far as the window).
As I begin to look through the photos that I took with my phone, I begin to see what I did.
October was greeted with fog and the final push in the garden before a frost or freeze. It was apple harvest time and apple pie filling time. I tried my hand at sugar beets to make sugar – this is a lesson learned. Did not work out so well. Going to try again in 2020 for sure. Ah yes, jelly and jam making also.
November was cats, snow, and Thanksgiving Dinner (Homemade apple pie anyone?) Ah yes, and there was a finished piece of art completed.
My Nature study goals for 2019 were not reached. However, that being said, I did learn not to be so overreaching. Maybe step down to the reality of life and what is really obtainable.
December came and went without much ado at all. The weather was mild and very little snow. I was busy with work, finishing Andy Christmas Present (Quilt), visiting grandma at the nursing home and resting in preparation for the new year on the horizon.
Keep watching… There is an update coming by the end of March!!!
Good article Jen. You certainly were busy with your farm. You did have all your fur baby’s to help you though.