Wasn’t Saturday gorgeous?
It was such a perfect fall day here in MN – at least for me. I don’t think I could have planned my day any better than it turned out if I had actually tried to plan it. I accomplished things and enjoyed myself. Here is what my day looked like:
- coffee with Anne at one of my favorite coffee shops
- last trip of the season to the farmer’s market
- read the latest issue of Food & Wine magazine
- 4 mile run with the dog
- completed necessary yard work
- prepared one of my (and Brette’s) favorite fall/winter recipes – coming soon!
- went to a movie with my cute husband
One of the completed task from the day is a bit bittersweet. I officially put the garden to bed. All that remains is dirt. Part of me feels good about it. I had a very productive garden this year – it was very busy. It has filled my freezer and my cupboard.
It needs a nap.
Plus, I enjoy the fall and the preparations for winter. Isn’t this why I live here – so I appreciate all seasons? Now I can look forward to hearty soups/stews, wearing my plethora of fleece items, and not feeling guilty about being curled up on my couch in cozy pants all day.
I will miss being able to walk outside and pluck something out of the ground and call it a meal. I will miss the “freshness” factor. I’m already looking forward to planting in the spring….once I get my fill of cozy pants.
Back to being dirt….
Remember when it looked like this??
Either Lily is sad too or she can’t wait to get her paws in the dirt now that all the green stuff is gone…
I hope you all enjoyed the nice day – they have been very few and far between. Happy Fall!