I heart September

cut lavender, harvesting sickle and twine

I love autumn, September, the aroma of roasting chile, and the cooler weather.  I love the end of the harvest – for us it’s peaches and a last burst of lavender blossoms. I love the hum of the dehydrator, loaded with peaches and apples. I love the back to school/back to business vibe of this month. 

We’ve been trying to do as much homesteading as possible; harvesting on time, safeguarding the harvest for the months to come using our dehydrator and oversized freezer, and sharing that harvest with friends and neighbors.

What do you enjoy about September?