All of us mommies know what the word “summer” means. No school, disorganisation, long days and long nights, dinners, friends, family… in addition to that, living in a farm means orchard full of veggies that need to be taken care of, picked up, cooked and/or canned and stored. Ou wait, and my main job is taking care of tourists staying in our holiday cottages and they have have been fully packed from mid june to beginning of september.
I am participating in an Instagram challenge for a month with the hashtag #augusthomesteading. Today’s word is NEW and since I don’t have anything new at home… I decided to write a NEW post in my blog after a long time of absence during the hectic summer. And the post is about new.
The first thing that comes to my mind right now when I think of new is end of summer. We celebrate new year on December 31st but the new year for me begins in September. When summer season is over, kids get back to school, everyone gets back to routine, life gets organised again…and we also start the farming year. In september all the fields need to be ready to be planted within end of september/beginning of october, so I need to plan all the harvest for next year. I decide what will be planted, I have to order the seeds, organise the work…
In addition to all that, after 3 years of moving around like nomads, we are settling down in a new home in our backyard. I could say my first proper house and with my dream kitchen! I couldn’t ask for more! Hopefully we will be able to move by the end of september.
Work-wise, the year begins with new projects for which I am really excited and motivated, they have to do with organic or ecological farming. We have been experimenting with organic pumpkins this summer, and it went really well so… We are going bigger this year. I will be talking about them all year long as they grow. And much more things to come!
So… I could say that this summer was quite inspiring, after long walks within nature after tasks, inspirational talks during long cozy dinners and some internet research; I am starting “the year” super motivated, with new goals and with loads of new ideas! I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and they were as refreshing as my “non-holiday summer”.
📷 Photography by Mercè Rial