I froze trimmings of carrot and butternut squash for broth, ground wheat flour, and harvested carrots. Made a pasta dish using broccoli, onion, garlic and basil (frozen) grown here, with some vegi broth I canned. Emptied water glasses into the teapot that "lives" on the woodstove to add moisture, dried laundry on the line. Baked some of our sweet potatoes. which we ate two nights.
Gathered a fall bouquet of magnolia leaves, winterberry, pinecones on a branch, rosemary, branches of colorful leaves, a branch of hazelnut catkins, and nandina.
I brought a butternut squash dish, an apple pie, and sesame cookies to Thanksgiving dinner at my brother's house. The pie and cookies were made with a mix of unbleached white and the wheat flour I ground. The squash was grown here.
I've seen a blue heron around the pond lately. I can never seem to manage a good photo, taking it inside the house and through a screen. With all the losses this year, I don't feel I have a lot to say these days. These Monday posts are something I feel I can manage. I hope to have more to say at some point, but for now, this helps me feel I'm still connected here. Joining in with this week's Frugal Accomplishments on The Prudent Homemaker.