November 1st RAKING LEAVES
Meanwhile, I went into the woods and raked several wheelbarrow loads of leaves from under the hardwoods to spread over the garden. I went back for a few more loads to layer onto the compost pile. So while many people are busy raking their leaves in an effort to get rid of them, here we are making untold trips into the woods harvesting them. Either way, it's invigorating exercise and a good way to keep warm out of doors this time of year.
November 2nd ART AND MUSIC
Hence today, it being damp and drizzly again, I elected to stay indoors with a lingering fire in the woodstove and work on notecards to take to the local consignment shops for their upcoming holiday season. These I sketch from drawings which I have done earlier in the year in my notebook. Tiny pine trees, sprigs of wintergreen, blue asters, and partridge berry all fit nicely on the miniature gift cards that the stores have ordered.
Pete spent the day indoors too, in the Hodge Podge Lodge - a small outbuilding he's set up as a studio - writing and recording a new song.
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