There has been a curious watchful stillness about the air these last few days. Waiting. “Captive wild animal watching the open door.” – kind of waiting. This was our sunrise yesterday.
In a moment it will spring forth leaving winter in its wake but for the moment there is this warm stillness. A Wait.
We did get a couple of stormy moments yesterday afternoon with rain and wind but I know the warm air was just watching the storm push past below it.
It is still here this morning out there in the dark, this curious stillness. All eyes and held breaths.
I am not waiting.
I am loving this last warmness, and moving fast, the barn is the cleanest and tidiest it has ever been, so now I am beginning work on the rat house – today I hope to get more cattle panels to make an inside shelter for the black and white herd in the Rat House. This plan has been in the works all year and I will be delighted if i can it completed in warm weather.
It depends on John driving in the posts though – with his post hole digger. And he is laid off for the winter now so hopefully he will find time to do this job today. Though he is giddy with the excitement of the Cubs win last night and might take a few days to come down to earth.
Above. The last of the sunset.
I also hope to have the ruined West wall of the barn patched with some old corrugated iron we have salvaged from a friends pile of tin before the cold comes. That wall is full of holes which is nice in the summer but not so good in the winter. The boards are quite rotton so we will see.
I have found a way to show you the images that I am posting on instagram daily even if you are not a part of instagram. If you scroll down from here and right past all the comments and all the business of the blog you will see my latest instagram image. Now you can see the images my phone takes too!
I hope you have a good day.