Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Wednesday Creep

Some weeks it feels like Wednesday creeps up on me. I don't know how it happened. It was Sunday, now it's Wednesday. Holy moly!

Things have been so busy here that I guess the hours fly by without my realizing it's happening. Good in a way. On the other hand, I think I might need to stop and smell some flowers. Starting today, I'm going to make a conscious effort to take a little time and do...nothing. I'm not sure I can do it without going nuts, but I'm going to give it a shot. Wish me luck.

Maria asked if the meadow is hay. Yes, that's exactly what grows there. When we bought the farm, we knew we had no need for the hay in the field. A local farmer, however, has a great need. So, my sweet man spoke with the farmer and offered it to him, free of charge. It is a good situation for everyone. Small farmers need all the help they can get. We're supporting them, even in a small way. And, the meadow is cut three times each year, making it nice for long walks whenever we feel like strolling. So, I love to see the tractors on the farm. It's good to know we're making something that's contributing to the local economy. And in turn, to the food supply. All good.

Today? Carving time to work on the book. And I've got a sinkful of tomatoes, a half-bushel of peppers, potatoes and onions that need to be dug and blueberries waiting to turned into jam.

Oh, yeah. I'm so on top of taking time to smell the flowers.

Maybe tomorrow. I'll put it on the list.

Anyhow, what's on your Wednesday schedule?

Wishing you a peaceful day!


Maria Zannini said...

That farmer really made out. Down here, most people who don't have the equipment do half-sies with the farmers that do. But then you don't need the hay so it was a good deal all around.

Wendy said...

Sounds like a perfectly wonderful Wednesday for you, my friend. I'd love to be closer so I could drop in and give you a hand with those tomatoes and peppers. My day is a bit more laid back for a change. Catch up on some paperwork, unpack some more books, and then look in on my WIP to see what my characters have been up to in my absence. I shudder to think!

Marianne Arkins said...

Instead of smelling the flowers, you're smelling the salsa and jam. A good deal! There will be lots of down time in the winter, yes?

Wishing you a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a slice of heaven on your farm. I'd love to see the place!


Sue W.

Shearer's Girl said...

Good for you helping your farmer neighbour, it's very generous to give him your hay.