This is why October is such a beautiful month to me... amongst many other reasons!
October in our house, especially late October is known as the official month of the donning of the school tights.
It's also when I get out my crock pot and start cooking things like Irish stew, and homemade Steak and Kidney pie. Yeeeuuumm!
From here on in I start to turn my head towards the midwinter festival:
The Crumbs of a Prudent Housewife’s Year
After Dylan Thomas
When the thieving hands of time steal back
What the tilt of the seasons has lent,
When the dim twilit hour fades in our hearts
Insistent the chime of Chronos’ song.
When the cook's thought turns to humble pie
And tender stewed meat and barley soups,
Then you know truly that winter is come
All toil of the year is the tale in the broth
When the lacklustre light of dreary days
Calls the blackened kettle to hale good cheer
T’is then all good folk give greeting and say
‘You won’t feel it now, ‘til Christ’s Mass is near.’