It's been a decade of celebrating Fall in this low-key, dusty, abundant, chaotic, agricultural bliss. As this community grows, so too does our family.
Next Fall we'll bring another small being to our local harvest festival, something to celebrate, and yet...this was the "easiest" year to date. The kids were finally old enough to do their own thing, knowing every acre, every field, farm stand and vendor. It may be another five years before it's that simple again.
Community let's us draw the circle of our family larger, while we find ways to quietly scale back.
At home we're making small changes to create more intimacy, like building new fences for the goats and birds. The tiny library/mud room has lost it's couches and gained two ancient, double Waldorf-desks, as well as a few wooden store structures to hold art and homework supplies. I guess you could say we're nesting.
Carving out this moment.