One of the things I’ve learned from living a simple, seasonal life is greater appreciation for everything that comes from nature in each season. We happen to be talking about that very thing this week in the winter session of the Homespun Seasonal Living Course. One of the things I have great appreciation for right now, is the winter squash we’re still eating from our garden harvest.
I cooked this giant one up over the weekend and it is just plain tasty. I’ll be eating some of it most days this week for lunch. There are only 2 winter squashes left in the cold room, meaning we’ll be out before the end of March. I have such appreciation for this bounty that nature gave me and that stores so well long after it’s season is truly over. I won’t have any more winter squash to eat until the fall when hopefully the seeds we start in a month bear much fruit. I could buy more squash but I won’t instead I’ll make do with what was given to me and feel the full force of that gratitude when more is provided later. To me this is one of the greatest gifts of living simply and seasonally, an attitude of appreciation and awe for what surrounds me in each season.
Interested in learning more about living seasonally? You can still sign up for the Spring Session of the Homespun Seasonal Living Online Course and I’m extending the 2 for 1 registration through the end of today.