Common Sense Home Good News Letter 11/20/22

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.” – Edith Sitwell

As we head towards the darkest days of the year, I find myself drawn to quiet contemplation, reviewing the year that’s almost gone, thinking back to holidays past, and looking forward to plans for the new year.

There are so many patterns and connections in life that we often fail to see. Some serve us well, some don’t. Growth comes as we learn to understand them, and include more of the first and less of the second.

Talking to family members, it’s been a challenging year completing projects, largely due to delays outside our control. (Anyone else having trouble getting parts or finding contractors?)

Next year, we’re thinking about investing in more equipment, and finding some extra help for projects like the new outbuilding. Hopefully that will free up some time to do more in the community. We’ll see how it goes.

For those who celebrate it, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

All our best to you and yours,

Laurie, August IV, August V, and Duncan

This week’s featured articles…

Pumpkin spice pasta? Like my grandma used to say, “Try it! You might like it!” This recipe is for a basic homemade pasta, but I’ve included options for pumpkin based sauce and filling, too, if you want even more pumpkin.

pumpkin pasta

For the crafty people who are working on homemade gifts – here’s a great roundup up of easy to make herbal gifts.

herbal gifts

If dry winter air or illness has you fighting a sore throat, check out these simple home remedies for sore throat pain.

sore throat remedies

Popular on Instagram – first snow, fruit leather, and a fluffy kitty butt.

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