Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!!  Things start turning orange and yellow and red. The mornings are crisper and apples are ripe for picking and making into tarts and cider. I feel more alive in autumn than any other time of the year!!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Deep breaths.

This is my absolute favorite time of the year.

Soon it will be Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish new year, a time for renewal and the beginning of the harvest season. Summer is coming to an end, along with the oppressive heat, the wilted leaves and the slow, tired days. Soon we will have crisp mornings with our breaths in the air, apples and pomegranates ripening on trees and a season of hard work that feels like abundance.  This year, some of the old stuff that has been weighing me down is slowly lifting and I am feeling the lightness.

The new year brings all kinds of changes. I have been very busy planning the new farm. I have been plotting out the yard and making room for all of the ideas I have.  Of course, I don't quite have room for everything, but that is probably for the best. Additionally, the fall will bring Hallowe'en, my favorite holiday, which I am very busy planning.  Finally, I am starting a new job this month, still at UCLA but working more in the community. I am very excited and looking forward to training my replacement.

More updates to come (and more frequently, I hope!)