Changing Of The Seasons
Living in the mountains of Utah, I feel so fortunate to be able to experience the changing of the seasons. That wasn’t always the case because I grew up in Texas where it was hot all the time with an occasional ice storm during Winter. No matter where you live, however, the changing of the seasons is always a new chance to start fresh in your home. Each season brings with it different needs, and it’s our job as homemakers to adapt accordingly.
As much as I love decorating for each season, that’s only part of what needs to be done. Autumn is the season to gather and prepare. Yes, there’s cozy sweaters, hot chocolate, and crackling fires to enjoy. But there’s also the looming threat that Winter is coming. Days get shorter and the temperatures start dropping. Food and fuel need to be stocked, as does warmer clothing. Depending on where you live, more will need to be done for those living in the country and in colder areas of the country. At our home, we’ve been gathering firewood since that’s the main fuel source for our home. Lots of places have permits where you can get firewood from fallen trees.
Resources To Prepare
Last year I did a blog post on preparing for Autumn that you can find here and here. Creating Home has also produced a guide on decorating your home for the season that you can find here. Everyone should prepare for emergencies, and you can find your emergency preparedness checklist here. Finally, Wilma magazine’s September issue is the first of the Autumn series that has great ideas for gathering and collecting items to get your home ready. You can still find limited copies here.
What do you do in Autumn to get your home ready?