Fresh Autumn apples
Celebrating Autumn with crunchy green apples.

Autumn has brought us a very welcome reprieve from  the summer heat with cooler mornings and evenings and some lovely sunny days – perfect for gardening and enjoying nature-based walks and activities.

We are enjoying the crunch of new season apples bought directly from the grower at one of our monthly markets. And how excited are we to buy our first new season cauliflower. It is  one of our favourite cooler weather vegies to roast or make into a nutritious bone-broth based delicious soup.

We are all being challenged by COVID-19 and I know there’s a lot to be unsure of right now so let’s focus on some positives. The increased demand for fresh produce and fruit and vegies directly from the farm confirms for us, that most of us, when pushed, know exactly what to do to keep our bodies healthy.

We are very hopeful that this will carry over into more actions that are perfect to help the oceans and the planet recover and become healthy. What is truly important may be coming back into focus and may be just in time.

We are heartened as we see the community pull together. Family and friends checking in with each other, taking the time to show they care and helping where it is needed.

As Kitty O’Meara’s post said recently:

And people stayed home. And read books, and listened and rested and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living ignorant, dangerous, mindless and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

Kitty O'Meara

Take care and stay safe.