Saturday, 20 October 2012
Shifting to Indoor Work
Yesterday found me working hard out of doors shovelling the chicken coop out, spreading manured straw all over the garden and then, mulching with 900 pounds of organic flax straw from Gold Forest Grains. I dressed the greenhouse as well - a thick straw layer on the path that I had worn right down to mud. My muscles are sore and stiff today (rightly so) but it feels SO good to get the last of those outside chores done before the snow comes. Believe it or not, today, we have had light flurries dusting the ground and the thermometer says 1C. I'm extra grateful that I got my "rear in gear" and finished those jobs yesterday while the weather was pleasant.
With all that hard physical work yesterday, I was more than ready for some quiet inside work today. My basket of ironing has sat (and grown larger) for most of the summer and seemed so appealing to me today. The soothing heat, the smell of homemade lavender ironing mist, the repetitive process... all of it was most enjoyable with a hot cup of tea by my side.
I am SO ready for the indoor work that has been waiting for my attention all summer. Mending and sewing, knitting and stitching, soap making, baking, scrap booking, deep cleaning, painting and organizing. There is much to do (always), but I'm looking forward to the seasonal shift and a change of pace...
...Kitty is, too :)