|Harvesting, cooking with, and enjoying veggies from our community plot.|
|Introducing my darlings to some friendly livestock, since we live in town and don't regularly get chances to visit with our ruminant friends.|
|A beautiful weekend away in Cape Breton with my love for the wedding of a much cherished and adored friend.|
|Spending as much time as possible outdoors with my family before the start of the university year!|
|And canning them in my new pressure canner!|
|Apple picking with my gorgeous girl...|
|and my beautiful boy!|
|Doing a lot of reading, writing, and...|
|other projects for my BEd degree (in French, in case you hadn't noticed--this makes it a little more challenging)|
|Taking our precious bean to the children's hospital in Halifax for an MRI (she is perfectly fine, but we were concerned).|
|Loving our Acadian forest during the most gorgeous (and unseasonably, worryingly warm) autumn that I have ever experienced.|
|Enhancing our Acadian forest with my sensitive little tree hugger, by planting hemlocks (a response to the horrible project outlined here).|
|Enjoying Christmas with loved ones.|
|Having fun in the long-awaited snow. There's something about frigid air that makes me feel relieved, actually. Especially after a crazily warm fall.|
This is such a small fraction of how enormously busy my fall/early winter has been. I took more than a full course load last semester, was working part time, commuting two hours a day, involved in three volunteer boards, and then having the true priorities of family and home life. It was a bit much, but I enjoyed it.
I'm hoping to come back now to blogging, at least one post a week. I have some figuring out to do about how I want to go about this, and what my motivations are. But I hope there are still a few of you that would like to come along and have a read once in a while!