The days may be full of garden work, preserving or simply tidying up the cottage. There’s always a chore to do, but that’s okay. Simple living cottage life is not hurried!
Although, gardening season does require more of a timeline. We try to accomplish as much as we can, taking breaks for family time. Gardening this year saw many failures and successes. I am hopeful for next year’s garden and have already planted our garlic for 2022.
Our cottage life is about rural living and sustainability. We enjoy quiet country living.
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Today was a canning day. We preserved some of the jalapeno harvest. Shaun agreed to slice the peppers because he isn’t sensitive to the jalapeno juice. Jalapenos can burn your hands, so I would need to wear gloves.
As he was slicing, I was gathering the canning jars, lids and rings. We heated the water in our waterbath canner and sanitized the lids.
Next, I fill the jars with peppers and the vinegar brine.
Filling the pantry is a satisfying endeavor, simple pleasures.
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“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
How You Can Enjoy Simple Living
Simple living is about embracing a lifestyle that is enjoyed. Making the most of your days.
Taking time to talk to your family and friends, showing them you care. Enjoy the little things in life.
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Seasons of Cottage Life
As winter approaches, we’ve been cutting wood and building a new home for our hens. No matter how many things need to be done, they can be enjoyed. I like preparing for winter. It’s like a new beginning.
Although we have all seen winter before, we’ve never seen the one that’s fast approaching.
The seasons in a rural cottage life require different chores. Our focus for winter will be more indoor living. Thankfully, cottage renovations will come more into focus. Stay tuned for renovation updates!
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