I love being able to observe the changing seasons. Autumn has such a tranquillity about it - from the softened golden light to the pleasantly warm days and cool evenings. Perhaps it is the plenty that also comes with Autumn that also gives me a sense of calm - unless we're in drought (such as last season), there is usually plenty of feed on the ground for the livestock at this time of year which just gives my mind a rest from worrying about grass.
It's comforting to see the animals with full bellies and contented expressions - even if the sheep still stretch their necks through the fence. The old adage the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence seems to ring true for the Dorpers. Even though at the moment it's green, and lengthy, on both sides.
With the cooler days, baking has become a joy again and a baked dinner is a delight to look forward to when I know that the evening is going to get quite a chill in it.
I love being able to knit with wool instead of cotton, and have the option of layering my clothes. Leggings, socks and my chocolate shrug have been my choices of late. I'm aiming to eat at least two meals a week with good homemade bone broth in them all through the cold months this year. I find it so nourishing and beneficial, and a bowl of warm soup is such a comfort on a chilly night.
Autumn is by far my favourite season - what is yours?
I hope you've had a lovely long weekend. And if you celebrate Easter I hope it was filled with just the right amount of chocolates and hot cross buns.