As summer comes to an end, I find that I am often pulled away from my spinning and weaving to tend to the ebb and flow of the garden. After all, this is what we’ve been waiting for; the harvest after all this work is upon us. Tomatoes must get picked, eggplant cut from the vine.
It’s been a very productive year for my tomatoes, eggplant and beans.
When the harvest comes into full swing from the middle of August until halfway through September, I spend more time with my cookbooks to see all the ways I can use this wonderful bounty.
But all is not lost on the fiber front. Many of these wonderful vegetables deserve a slow cook. Once they are in the pot simmering away, I can usually grab a few minutes at the spinning wheel trying to make some headway on a pile of roving.
Life requires balance. We need time for our food, rest and fiber…oh and work too:)