It was only a couple of weeks ago that I bought local strawberries and fresh corn from a farmer’s stand and that part seems like it was just a minute ago, where you could say, in the blink of an eye.
The nights have turned colder and the energy of summer has passed and I feel that this year, it was slow.
But slow and memorable and slow in a sweet, savouring it all kind of way and I am immensely grateful that we spend these unschooling days together. And I like to think that I am savouring motherhood in that same way: slowly, with gratitude.
Here we are making spice cookies, which we do on every Autumn Equionx, I made those cookies while in the early stages of labour with our fall baby and to make them each year, is a lovely way to share those memories. The cookies are like a snickerdoodle but with a touch of clove and nutmeg.
On our neighbourhood walks, we have been looking at the leaves and noticing them change colour and keeping a look out for any falled ones before our feet.
Autumn Equinox is a time to prepare for the colder months in our part of hte world and a fun way we do that is by making new Samhain (that might be Halloween to you) decorations. We paint punmkings, dig out the boxes of decorations and have them ready to put up the day after the Autumn Equinox.
We are happy to return to classes in our community and looking forward to trying out a couple of new activities this year.