Saturday, November 6, 2010

Taking a break

It’s the weekend. Time to (theoretically) unwind. (Weekend isn’t a concept that people who live in-sync with the rest of the planet really understand. Life doesn’t stop. The activities that support life don’t stop.) Where did this arbitrary rest two days in every seven come from? Not resting. Girls are off taking care of Grandma. Boys are home trying to get ahead of Winter. Losing!

I am taking a break from my didactic exploration of sustainable agriculture. Taking care of Penelope

 (JJ’s hedgehog) doesn’t leave one much time to perseverate about obscure ideas.

We are having a taste of winter to come… 25 deg. temps in the morning; cars to warm, ice to chip, fires to revive. I’m learning to wake myself at 1:30 and at 4:30 to stoke the fire. If I could learn to use the hour after 4:30 to write until the coffee is done I’d be brilliant. Instead I sneak back to bed for another hour of sleep.

We’ve a cord of wood stacked, and 6 more cut in the forest at M&G’s. We will be bringing it out to spilt and stack this next week.

The greenhouse is switched into winter mode. All the hot weather plants are out (except one corner where we are burning energy to keep them warm at night…) all else is spinach, kale, chard, arugula, and other cold weather crops. We will see how long we can keep it going. We are moving the rabbits to the greenhouse this week. One big pen for the four of them. We should be overrun with baby rabbits in the next month or so…

Glad the election is over. No one we believed in ran for office this round. Voted mostly for people whose names we didn’t know. Didn’t like the ones we knew, or had seen ads about/from. Hate politics. Ours is a terrible system. It’s better than all the others, but still a terrible system.

Have a nice weekend.  I've got fudge to make...  Chocolate, Chili Chocolate, Lemon Chocolate, and Peanut Butter, 3 lbs each, before Monday.  Orders to fill and a Holiday Show to prep for...
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