There is something about Autumn that makes me want to gather. I don’t necessarily mean bringing in the harvest, but instead I love to fill my pockets with handfuls of sweet chestnuts, ripe apples scrumped from a field, cob nuts and of course sloes from our hedgerows. These of course fill me with a great sense of satisfaction, that I have in some way provided for my family in the upcoming winter months. In reality, these barely make it into a concoction, pie or stew and languish in the fridge for weeks – I have Aldi for all my weekly food needs!
But, thinking about why I love to hoard, squirrel away natures bounty, has made me realise that perhaps this time of year unleashes my inner Hedge Witch. Looking at nature to provide, heal and calm ones family.