Every year around this time something happens in me. This little inner voice begins whispering, “Be prepared.” It’s more than nut-gathering. It is more like a strong desire to take stock and prepare for the coming season. So, this past Saturday early in the morning I began defrosting our freezer and then I headed to the local Farmer’s Market to buy packages of grass-fed beef for the freezer.
And, of course I had to buy some mums for the front porch – I’m not a big mum fan but these look sort of like daisies, in mum-form!
One thing leads to another and I cleaned out, organized and shifted our “make-shift” pantry (our house is old and lacks storage space). Then I made spaghetti sauce and canned seven quarts! Yesterday I made Veggie Beef soup and froze some of it. Four loaves of zucchini bread have been baked and frozen.
More zinnias to pick.The messages at church have been on “redeeming the time” and I believe this is part of my seasonal transitioning. The mornings are getting cooler and the autumn equinox is close.I am a big fan of the woman of valor spoken of in Proverbs 31. She was brave and trustworthy. A delegator. She was a business woman with great savvy and wisdom. A gardener. A lover of fabric and yarn. A foodie. A reader. A pray-er. A generous and caring woman. A bargain shopper. A decorator. A loving mother. A cherished wife, and …..
A nester – I’m in good company!
Are you a nester?
Through wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24.3-4