If I had a choose word to describe my summer, it would probably be uncertainty. Between transitions in my job and missing friends and family in San Francisco, I felt a little out of control. For an ESFJ/Capricorn/Type A person like me, that is not a very comfortable place to be.
Although work and life things felt up in the air this summer, when looking back at my photos from the summer, I was struck by the predictability of the garden. Sure, there are hiccups and changes based on weather, but there is definitely a pattern.
First comes the fruit.
We had more plums this year than I knew what to do with. Most were cooked down into a compote and went into the freezer.
After the fruit, comes squash and cucumbers.
More squash and cherry tomatoes.
Once the days get long, the chickens start going into egg production overdrive. We have had a ton of double yolked eggs this summer (below are two cracked into a bowl). So yum.
And in August, the tomatoes are practically flying out of the garden. I roasted most of them and put them in the freezer for stews and sauces this winter.
The very last of our San Marzanos were cooked down into a sauce with wine, garlic, and basil. Delicious.
Now that summer has come to an end, we fall into our fall and winter routines – switching to flannel sheets, roasting root vegetables, baking pumpkin bread, and catching up on HBO. Although work and life still feels uncertain, I’m finding stability in the changing of the seasons and the knowledge that the world keeps on turning.