Woke to another lovely snow covering this morning. I just shoveled my way across the deck to get to the hanging peanut butter bird feeder that needed refilling. Only a smidge over 2" so far, but it's still coming down.
No chance of me showing spring flowers popping up out of the ground as so many of you are. But this wet snow, as it so frequently is in March, is good for the ground. There will be no dry spring here this year.
Many businesses in our little town are closed as are all the restaurants (except for those set up for take-out), the library, senior citizen center, schools, churches and any events and/or meetings open to the public have been cancelled. I haven't been in any of our food/grocery stores since last week but have heard some shelves are bare.
Our daughter is currently without her job. The mom of the family of the little guy she cares for during the day has been laid off her work so is home along with her two older children who don't have school because of the shutdown. Fortunately for them, the dad of the family holds a job that is essential to keeping things functioning in as normal a way as possible under the current circumstances.
Papa Pea and I are continuing to do our usual daily tasks on our little homestead here, never lacking in ways to fill our days. We have our concerns, but like most everyone else we're doing our best to stay positive and help out as we can.
From all we've heard and seen, people in our community are being sensitive, staying pleasant and kind but remaining very uneasy as to how all this will pan out.
We still live in a world of natural beauty that can be appreciated here and now (even it's just standing watching a sunrise or sunset from inside your home) and any possible feelings of down and dourness enveloping us because of the current uncertainty and disruption of our lives will not last forever.
I'd like to hear how all of you are doing during this time of unease that seems to have hit like a proverbial ton of bricks.
I live with my husband on a small homestead in Northern Minnesota. Our daughter currently lives in a small cabin in the woods not too far from us.
Our place is located outside a small town and a two and a half hour's drive from the nearest big city. Trips to the city are infrequent, well-planned, and exhausting!
We currently raise chickens and have hives of honey bees. Raising some of our meat and most of our fruits and vegetables is a priority for us; so, along with our birds for meat and eggs, we have fruit trees, berry patches and a huge vegetable garden.
Quilting is my passion, and I could happily spend each day in my quilt studio if I weren't happily spending each day out in the garden. Good thing we have winters up here; Mother Nature helps keep my life balanced.
Home and Household Manager (Highly-Skilled Domestic Engineer)
Wife of Retired School Teacher (I Really Enjoy Having Him Home)
Mother of Grown Child (I Am So Proud of Her)
Fanatic Gardener (So Many Seeds, So Little Summer)
Passionate Quilter (I Am Obsessed)
EX-Restaurant Owner (Thank Heavens!)
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