Morning begins before sunrise on some days, a few half hours later on others, yet every day is centered around living a simple life.
Some days we are crafting, other days we are thinking or dreaming, occasionally hosting guests or going to the city by bus – to the village by bicycle, and some weeks offer us the chance to preserve our simple life for the colder days of winter.
Silence is golden, at least that is what I have always been told. This year silence is red – in the form of cherries and sour cherries, all 80 kilos of them! For an entire week our hands were busy harvesting, washing, de-stemming, pitting, stirring and canning them into all sorts of jams, compotes, pickles and chutneys. Preserving food for winter takes time, after all, it is time we have the most of right now…
It is a delightful process that gives one time to reflect on the now and on the future, both of which are lovely places to be.
Going places, meeting new faces – life has some exciting times in store. With so much work, cobbing and writing to do – we might just have to preserve that for winter too!
What are you preserving for the future?