Slowing Down

Each day I find myself moving slower. I’m getting up later, just leisurely drinking my coffee, taking longer to leave the house, sluggishly harvesting tomatoes, and I think I’m even walking slower.  At first I just chalked it up to being lazy and I tried to push myself to move faster and shake off the desire to procrastinate. But each day’s energy seemed to be slower too.

Sunrise over the cherry tomato rows

The sun taking its time to shine its golden light, the wind blowing a crisp air, puffy clouds parading through the sky, and a stillness from the wild critters. Then I realized the equinox is upon us and autumn is here.

Now is the time to start slowing down to take inventory of what you have and what you still need to stock up on for winter. Mid-September is an abundant time at the farm because the summer crops are still producing steadily and the fall harvest of pumpkins and gourds is in full swing. I’m doing my best to not fight my slowness, I’m trying to go with the flow and be present in the current autumnal season.

September at the farmers market

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