In the Fall I feel as if I have won the lottery!
In the Spring I feel like a train wreck.
I love the extra hour in the Fall.
I used to just get up earlier on that morning and do something productive-
to really show I gained an hour.
Now I just snuggle back under the covers and sleep!
On the farm we adjust the milking times for Daylight Savings.
Last night we milked an hour earlier.
This morning my farmer woke up about a half an hour earlier to minimize the affect to the cows.
He’s like that.
The cows need to be milked about 12 hours apart.
We usually make it between 11-12 hours.
It strikes me that for only a little over a month the days will continue to get shorter.
Our darkest day; the beginning of Winter.
Then surprisingly, at the start of Winter, the days will begin to get longer.
Winters are long and dark here.
The sun often missing for days.
With Daylight Savings it gets dark so early.
We go to work in the dark and come home in the dark.
It’s easy to feel gloomy and down.
We’ve been in one of those patterns for days now.
Until last night.
Oh, it was so beautiful.
For a few moments there was this brilliance over the landscape.
We need to be ready for those beautiful gifts!
I almost missed it.
I did miss taking a picture.
Today appears to be dawning bright and clear.
I hear there is snow predicted for later in the week.
We still have much to do to be ready for winter.
We will use the break in the weather to gain some ground.
As daylight hours get shorter we will be forced to slow down a little.
Inside tasks will begin to consume most of our time.
There are lots of repairs to keep us busy!
With the loss of our barn last fall we’ve been playing catch up.
One of the positive things to come out of this mess was an upgrade to all our lighting on the farm.
Our shop was in desperate need of lighting.
With the new lighting it opens a whole new world!
We’ll focus on getting some heat in the shop and hopefully some much needed repairs will be accomplished this winter.
Farmers really do work with the daylight hours.
See ya’ sunshine!
See ya’ in the Spring.
I am grateful for:
Family time and movie night
the sunshine after days of rain
A son who sends me funny video’s
the warmth of a fire and hot coffee
my own bed – and an extra hour in that bed
Sundays and a day to Worship
hard times that make us re evaluate life
a God who never leaves us nor forsakes us
technology that allows us to keep in touch with loved ones
the foliage even as the trees become stark
memories that slide down my cheek
my farmer who helps to make some of the best milk I’ve ever had
the practice of gratitude