We have completed our last harvest and distillation of the season! Always this is an illusory feeling of relief! Illusory, because there is ever so much to do before the rains begin, and never more so than this year with our replanting of lavender, rose geranium, and helichyrsum. But there are also compost piles to build, frost protection for new plantings, and general clean up.
Yet this pause: one of gratitude to the plants for the hard alchemical work of combining sunlight with all the forces in the soil to produce the many products of their labors that sustain and heal us.