Not too long ago, here at the High Heeled Life country home, we were saying how hot it was! Wishing for cooler temps. Well, just like that the weather is changing and though summer is not yet officially over, when you live in the country , as the weather starts to cool its time to start preparing for the change of seasons.
Morning garden walks are starting to require these...
Gardens need to be readied for the cold weather... plants moved, trimmed back, protected, autumn bulbs planted so that a beauty of colour will greet us after the long winter, etc.
Though our renovations are almost complete ... a wood burning fireplace is not planned until next phase of renos. But, when you live in the country and about 90% of your property is forest... trees need to be cleaned up from rain storms, and just ageing trees. Wood that is good for burning is cut and stored in the barn (yes, we have a barn..lol)
We don't rake in the forest but the trees that surround our home leave quite the leaf blanket, that needs to be raked, blown and bagged or burned.
Living in the country as the seasons change from summer to autumn, makes drives into town that more magical.
Of course visiting the local orchard is also part of the autumn activities...
Coming home and baking some yummy apple pies, or covered apple treats!!
Autumn is my favourite season ... I love all that comes with it...
How about you, are you starting to get into autumn mood? Are there certain chores that need to be completed before the winter snow comes?