• Plant something: plant, start something
some of the tulip bulbs before planting
  • Harvest something: harvest, forage, glean, or bring to fruition
  • Preserve something: food, local community resources
  • Waste Not: reduce waste, reuse, salvage & repair, give away
  • Keep Stocked Up: with food and emergency supplies, financial resources, and experiences that make life worth living
  • Food Stuff: learn new food skills, try new recipes, use what’s available in the pantry, use what’s grown/made locally and what’s seasonal
  • Be Neighbourly: contribute to community support systems, look for ways to help neighbours and others
  • Skill up: learn new things, especially skills or knowledge that remind us of our place in the natural world and within the social fabric
  • Tend & Maintain: maintain our bodies, minds, and relationships to keep us resilient; and do what’s needed in the house, yard, and elsewhere to prevent failure/breaking/hassle down the line
  • Winter is coming: notice Earth’s seasons and our own seasons of life and daily rhythms, and look ahead to what’s needed now to make life better in the future
milkweed tussock moth caterpillar on Monday

Chipmunks are fattening up and storing food in their underground burrows. They spend a lot of the winter down there but surface from time to time when the weather permits. The cat and I watched this one with interest from the sunroom on Friday.

Featured image: On my drive back from the dermatologist on Tuesday.

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