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Quote of the Day: John Steinbeck

November 7th, 2010

The wind swept down the rows, next morning, swaying the branches of the trees, and the windfalls dropped to the ground with soft thuds. Frost was in the wind, and between gusts the curious stillness of autumn.

John Steinbeck In Dubious Battle

I love working in the garden this time of year. There’s just something in the air, I can’t really explain it. It’s not the hurried feeling spring when there’s so much to get done in the garden. Autumn chores have a more relaxed feel since most of them aren’t time sensitive. This time of the year I simply enjoy being outdoors. I greatly appreciate this time before the cold winter drives me indoors.

What do you enjoy most about autumn? Do you have fall where you live?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.