Here we are on Wednesday of this week, and I truly can't come up with much of interest to share.
It's been a cold last several days with snow falling all day yesterday. It did melt as it hit the ground since the temp was in the mid-30s. But with 20-something overnight, we woke to a while covering on everything, had more snow during the day but a smidge of sunshine and above freezing temps kept more of the white stuff from accumulating.
Monday we made a trip to the Big City primarily for an eye appointment for me. It had been four years from my last check-up (who knew?) and even though I suspected I might need a change in the prescription of my glasses, I didn't. If I sit to read or do handwork at night, I've been experiencing a bit of blurry vision, but my eye doctor said I should just go to bed rather than straining my eyes when I'm tired (hrumpf) and that I didn't need stronger lenses. Okay, then.
Our chickens have been out in their pasture every day even in this foul (no pun intended) weather and continue to give us copious quantities of eggs. Even though you can't see it from a short distance away, there are green shoots of grass coming up among the brown, dead stuff still on the ground from last year, and the chickens even seem to be finding a few bugs and/or worms. Lots of busy, happy scratching and clucking going on out there at any rate.
This colder weather has thrown me right back into hibernation mode. It feels so good to snuggle into a comfy bed at night, and it's not so easy to get out of it in the morning when first light presents a damp, gray scene out the window.
We all need to live more with nature. Throw out the clocks. Stay in bed when the weather is nasty. To heck with the To Do List. Let the chips fall where they may and all that rot. (Don't you just know how short a time any of us could actually do that? I start to feel crummy pretty fast when I don't keep some sort of a schedule and have some sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.)
Remind me of that last statement tomorrow morning when I feel like my body is glued to the bed.
Finishing the Ladder to the Hay Loft
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