September is certainly the month for preserving. My little dehydrator has been doing overtime, drying tomatoes, beetroot, courgettes and more fruit and vegetables to be stored for use over the winter. I’ve also been drying calendula to make a soothing oil for skin and various herbs.
Having a little stock of crochet motifs handy is useful for patching trousers when children tear them in rollerskating accidents. We’ve also been drawing and painting inspired by the colours of autumn.