I have mixed feelings about this time of year. I love the crisp days and cosy fires, but shorter darkening days, colds and aches can bring me down at times. Since I have been growing more, and being more in touch with the natural seasons, I resist the direction less. There are still things to eat in the garden, leeks, kale, brussel sprouts, chard, oca, Jerusalem artichokes, beetroots, lettuce and lots of leaves from land cress, purslane, and so on. But I can feel the land drawing in and things going on underneath. Frost working its way down. This is the direction I am learning to follow. We are mulling on ideas for next year as we slow down and do less. Clarity is dawning and deepening on where we are at now and where we hope to go. We are working on a design for a home and centre at Dulra. Sometimes it seems so slow but it is an exciting process none the less because we learn new things all the time. For now we are finishing off projects and getting ready for the festive Season were we can finally yield and hibernate for a while!