We’ve been enjoying lots of quiet, slow days here at Two Frog Home, lately. Jeff and I (and the cats, for that matter) tend to be sticking close to the wood stove these days. We’re reading, studying, resting, crafting, and resting some more. The pace is slower this time of year as we adjust to small amounts of daylight and long, chilly nights.
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Sara Midda’s In and Out of the Garden, a book I picked up a the thrift store rather accidently. It’s a beautifully illustrated book that shares quotes and bits of gardening know-how. It makes me happy and allows me to dream of gardening while resting up for the season ahead.
First Person Rural: Essays of a Sometime Farmer by Noel Perrin has also been an absolute joy. Each essay is relatively short allowing for tired eyes to read the whole thing before needing to turn off the lamp and yet they pack a wonderful punch. The book revels in a simple rural life and I find it quietly inspiring.
There’s also been a little baking going on. Those Heirloom Squash Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies will be the December Newsletter recipe. They are mighty yummy and you could use regular old pumpkin if you don’t have any heirloom squash handy. Sign up for the newsletter here, if you want the recipe.
How are you enjoying this season?