The slow shift into our fall rhythm has happened, it was seamless and for the most part enjoyable. After struggling with the end of summer, we have now fully embraced fall. This beautiful season has so much goodness to offer we have jumped in with both feet to immerse ourselves in it.
Last month, as summer was coming to a close, I spent some time doing a little planning for our days at home this fall. Things to keep us busy, having fun, learning and growing together. We began this week with a little focus on fall and harvest time, with apples being a main focus. I worked on creating a little story to share with Reece about a happy, kind gnome and the adventures he has. Of course this week this little gnome is having some fun adventures in an apple orchard, and making lots of wonderful things with the apples he picks. And so with the story weaved, we too headed to the apple orchard to enjoy the same adventures as the little gnome.
We had a great time at the orchard, and some friends joined us, making it extra special. We did a little picking, enjoyed a picnic and played a little before heading back home with 40lbs of apples. In the story the little gnome arrives home and jumps right into making his all time favourite apple dish...apple crisp. And so did we! And yes, it is delicious.
In the days to come, just like the little gnome, we will bake an apple cake, make some applesauce, and whip up some apple strawberry fruit leathers. I will share the story of how the apple got its star and then we will cut one open to take a peek and make some apple prints. And I can pretty much guarantee we will be reading and rereading Christopher's Harvest Time, a current favourite in our home right now.
It has been great settling back into our rhythm and the storytelling, something I am focusing on to improve in myself, is going to be a really fun, new addition to our days.
Joining Country Kids over at Coombe Mill