Even though we have finished homeschooling, I still like to create lists of seasonal delights to do and observe in my home. Not only do I get joy from this simple home-keeping rhythm but my family does too, even though my girls are all grown up. It’s a part of what we know and recognize as “home”.
Here is a post from the archives for you to enjoy:
This week we have returned to our ‘normal’ routine – and so far it’s feeling great! Well it is for me at least. I’m sitting in the school room typing up this post while DD2 works on her lessons – well she’s TRYING to work on her lessons. We have a little saboteur…
It really is uncanny how the minute we sit down to work this cat is all over us.
She’s not even happy to just be with us – nooooo, she likes to swish her tail over DD’s books, or swat at her pen while she is writing. Cheeky monkey!
While DD works at her lessons I’m finishing off some seasonal plans for this month. In my seasonal and liturgical planning I like to use a couple of tried and tested resources as well as my Pinterest Boards.
My Favorite Seasonal Planning Resources
Septembers Seasonal Plans
Days to Celebrate
- 14th – Holy Cross (rood) Day
- 21 – St. Matthew
- 29th – Michaelmas (make sure you have picked all your blackberries by this date.Legend has it that after Michaelmas the devil puts his foot on the blackberries and thereafter are no good to eat 🙂 )
- 16th- Full Harvest Moon
- Blackberry Picking (make apple and blackberry jam)
- 23rd- Autumn Equinox – Decorate the house
- Shorter Days/Longer Nights – break out those candles and blankets
- Harvest – Make some ‘harvest’ bread (our harvest festival at church falls in the first week of October this year. It’s such a lovely festival, one that I always look forward to.)
- Uproot any old plants that are finished producing veg
- Dig over veggie beds
- Rake leaves
- Ready bird feeder for winter (clean, buy seed etc)
- Net pond to catch bulk of falling leaves
- Wash curtains so that they are fresh for the winter
- Clean windows
- Stock up on candles for the winter
- make a winter clothing list for each family member
- get coats and winter woollies out. Launder or send to the dry cleaners
Posts from the Archives
Its not a terribly long list this month but there is enough keep me busy and some fun seasonal things to do this month.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend…