I think even if you live in a city and the closest you get to nature is collecting the odd conker, or kicking a few leaves, it is impossible not to feel grateful at harvest time! There is so much freshness in the air, colour in the trees and for those of us in the country, free food all around! We harvested apples this weekend. Ten trays to stack in the barn for baking pies and tarts and sauce over the winter. Plus a couple of big baskets for making chutney. Last year we had them juiced. This year is chutney. Not before time as we're down to the last jar of yummy gooseberry chutney!
We have put together a small crate for the school Harvest Festival. I can't wait to see the display in church on Friday. Whatever one's beliefs, there has to be gratitude when faced with such abundance!
My roses are making me grateful too! They just keep on blooming!
I'm off to Upholstery this afternoon, I was told off last week for having my hands in my pockets whilst waiting for the tutor to tell me what to do next! Need to try harder to behave myself!
Will post an update tomorrow - it's all taking a very long time but I'm learning so much! t.xx