So fall comes with a sigh and a deep breath as the hectic summer and crazy schedules turn back to organized chaos. Solace is found as a new routine starts to fall into place. You see your friends that live down the road for the first time in months. You take the recycling. You have to buy your ski pass. You might even start to think about all the projects you need to do or the books you want to read when it all quiets down on some windy, cold autumn day.
The days may be getting shorter but there seems to be a little extra breathing room to take a bit more time for yourself. Let's get real: Fall In Montana rocks! It's beautiful and this is when Montanans get to enjoy their summer. Paddleboarding, pilates, fishing,hiking, camping, gardening and hopefully some cooking too. I'm not going to promise it won't freeze but there are many stellar days to be had if you watch the weather. ( A true Montana past time.)
It's harvest time and it is a glorious time of year for folks who garden and enjoy local seasonal food. There is something so rewarding in freezing, canning and saving the fruits of your labor (or others.) Knowing there are going be greenhouse tomatoes for sauces, salsas and soups, veggies to bake, jams and jellies for toast and fruit for smoothies and pancakes is a satisfying feeling. (All tucked away in one of our many freezers.) Maybe it goes back to our hunter gather roots or maybe it is just the fact that we live in an area with a really short growing season and you feel like you need to stockpile and savor the really yummy stuff.
Regardless, the harvest moon is a welcomed sight shining bright over the snow capped mountains, the river is crystal clear, the air is fresh and clean, the leaves are changing and life seems to take on an autumn, cozy feel. Listen to your body, give it what it needs and desires during this rejuvenating time of year ...no matter where you live. You deserve it.
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