20 years ago, my soon to be husband and I found ourselves walking through the doors of a new (to us) church. Well, actually we walked through the doors of a local public school where this church met at the time. What we knew about Mennonites couldn’t fill a bonnet. Having been through St. Jacobs, where many Old Order Mennonites live, we didn’t know that not all Mennonites live the horse and buggy life. We soon learned.
It really is autumn
As I type this, the furnace is gently warming our home. It feels too early, but it also means that the summer heat has left (for good?), so I’m choosing to embrace it.
Our garden has been hit or miss this year. The tomatoes? Wonderful. The beans? Yeah, not so much. Though today I did harvest a dozen or so dried Canadian Wonder pods. They’re a kidney type bean, which our son asked to grow this year. He loves them in chili. Our herbs have done well, too. The Thai basil varieties that we grew were a delight, and the oregano in my planter box came back with vigour this summer. The thyme (both regular and lemon) were potent with the summer heat, and our Cotton Candy mint didn’t disappoint. Continue reading