Dutch term – Herfst

Herfst is the Dutch term for autumn.

Autumn was the time to bring in the remaining harvests, slaughter the animals, and prepare for the upcoming winter. Many fairs were held in the autumn to sell surplus crops and proceeds.

September. Image credits: Koninklijke Bibliotheek

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