Fall is here, and with it the chores. The garden hasn't produced for a few weeks now so it is time to pull all the plats and get the beds ready for next spring. Wood needs to be stacked and covered, made ready for the winter snows. The leaves from the chestnut trees have to be raked and tossed into the compost bin. And the chicken coop needs to be cleaned and readied for winter.
Besides the normal chores I also have several pieces to get sewn. These are commission pieces, part of my ever growing home based business. The Etsy part of my business is still slow, but locally I have been able to pick up several commissions for SCA fighting garb. I've also picked up a couple of non-fabric related commissions as well. A custom carved hair stick from apple wood and a wood and metal hairstick, which I haven't completed yet.
So as usual I am keeping myself busy. Insanely so it seems, but in my case busy is a good thing. And, the fact that I am helping to pay the bills with my sewing just makes me that much happier. If I can keep it up I will actually be able to start saving some money to go towards buying us a small farm somewhere.