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Fall on the Farm & Ways to Stay Healthy

The shifting landscape over the 4 seasons in Virginia can feel as dramatic and wonderful as any scene in Fantasia; colors blending, winds shifting, and nature sounds layering to make the soundtrack of the 4 seasons each distinct and different. The colors around us right now are still vibrant and the sun is still warm, but in the next few days to weeks the color scheme will become slightly duller and the sounds will fade away as we welcome the beginning signs of winter - quiet and stillness.

We’re so fortunate to live where we do, with easy access to the city and a major interstate that could get us just about anywhere, yet tucked away into the quiet and calm of the meandering Chickahominy River. We’re given the opportunity to admire the leaves and take the time to appreciate the seasonal changes, yet at the same time, the general mildness of our Virginia autumns allows us to keep working with the land to get as much as we can before it also rests for the winter.

This is the perfect time of year to slow down and reflect on the past few months, the remaining few months, and our plans for the upcoming year. Our beautiful little farm is the perfect environment to focus on a healthy headspace and to get out any extra anxious energy that the fall and winter can bring into the mix. That being said, fall is such an important time to focus on your health and the health of your family. Here are just a few quick ideas on how to stay healthy this fall, naturally.