So tired that I called it a day half way through the afternoon, left my tools where they lay, walked up the back steps and fed my tired body into the canvas swing chair on the verandah. I slid out of my gumboots, folded my legs up under my body, curled into the canvas sling, lay my head down and within seconds I was sound asleep like a baby, gently rocked by the breeze.
Good morning. You told me to give myself a little time off and you were right. I never sleep during the day. Of course I blame the Mothers Day champagne at lunchtime! But sometimes a body just needs extra care and rest. We need to listen to our bodies.
Today it is Monday. Which means seed sowing day. Many seeds are sown in succession so that we get continuous small crops. Today I will sow Beans and Beetroot. Also today I shall plant out the pickling cucumbers.
Once I have finished my usual chores the chook house is ready to clean out again. This is not a fun job. Nor is it a job to do on a windy hot day. But it is calm and cool again today. The chook house compost takes a while to break down so it needs to get into a heap of its own down the back. I have been throwing bags of autumn leaves, grass clippings and old straw into the chook house every day for the last week or so. The chickens do all the shredding and mixing for me. After the hen house is scooped out, and washed down, I will mix lime with water in a big bucket and whitewash the old inside walls with a mop to beat up on any bugs and lighten their room. Then they are all set for the summer. The chooks love this day as they are free in the fields all afternoon while I work. Usually they only get out in the evening.
Have a lovely day. Most of my day will be lovely!!!