With all the things that are going on this year, it’s easy to lose track of the months. Happily, nature’s calendar is still reliable and a great way to keep in touch with the seasons. As we shift from the all too short summer into the first hints of autumn, the berry season is starting and I’ve been out picking the first of the blackberries for making wine later in the year. This Devon stave basket is from my latest batch. The others were all made to order but I decided to keep one for myself and put it straight to use.