It’s been quiet around here this week. And by ‘around here,’ I mean within the confines of my own skull. Not much going on. My creativity has taken a more visual path, as I play around with a photomanipulation program, and take some pictures. I’ve toyed with the idea of setting up a sister blog for that work, but haven’t taken the leap yet.

Also, it’s spring. Spring on a hobby farm, while small, is still all about maintenance. And sometimes the smaller the acreage, the more work there is, as you try to sustain stock on limited space. For instance, what grass was here was over-grazed this winter, as I went through some movement (or lack of) related health issues with the equine this past winter. So I’ve let the grasses come back, and am mowing and drying the clippings to feed back to said equine. I don’t have ‘mowing’ or ‘haying’ equipment. I have a pushmower and a hand rake. Needless to say, this has taken a major chunk of my time this week. There is also a vegetable garden to put in. And flowers to plant. And all this outdoor work puts me behind in my indoor work.

However, with all this going on, the wheels still turn. And when the rainy day happens, hopefully I’ll be ready for it. I have to say, I’m loving the sun. It wasn’t an easy winter, emotionally. And while good writing comes out of emotional pain, eventually that pain wears you down to a nub. You have to rebuild, even if that means the words are a little slower in coming.

Love,

Felicity

 

16 thoughts on “Quiet

  1. Ah the joys of home (farm) ownership. When you want a change of pace I know of an 80+ year-old barn w/a full hay loft that needs to be torn down. Oh did I mention the full hay loft hasn’t been touched in over 40 years? 😱

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  2. Sometimes we need a little quiet to prepare us for what’s coming next, creatively speaking. And your hobby farm sounds lovely – wish I had the space where I live. I am planning a vegetable patch, at least 🙂

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      1. Yes, so very worth it! At our previous house we had a great veggie patch and my daughter, who was very small at the time, would ride her little bike down the garden with me and we would fill the trailer on it with veggies to go back to the house. I loved that she could pick and eat fresh veg, so am determined to set up another patch here 🙂

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