HUNKERING down. Closing one’s eyes and accepting that the weather has turned rotton seems to work for the animals. The rain has come with my least favourite wind. The Nor’East. Strong. And back in they went the animals. Two by two and three by three and even six. Into their beds and corners. Out they come to eat and back in they went to wait. I felt myself following suit.
No protests or moaning about the weather. Just resignation.
I shut Poppy’s door because the wind was blowing straight in. She didn’t care this time. Then I shut my door and washed the floors.
The animals ate and slept and I yawned as I fed them and me. The wind and rain drifting, drugging us all down into complacency.
Just like the babies. Sleepy.
The rain will bring up this grass though.
Otherwise it is all quiet. More rain today and then it will turn to snow as the temperatures drift back down again. Down we go again. I read that two-thirds of the country is caught in the grip of this stormy cold pattern at least for the next 24 hours.
And so I wait too. But I hate to WAIT my life away like one of the animals lying in a straw bed all day waiting for sun. How often, as humans, do we fall into this dumb waiter, waiting pattern. Waiting to feel better. Waiting to have enough money. Waiting for the right moment. Waiting for the weather to clear. Waiting to see what they will say. Waiting to see what they will do next. Waiting to wake up. Waiting for dawn. Waiting for someone to fill me up and push me up to the next level.
OK, enough waiting. I am getting going early this morning. Even though the weather is deeply awful I have guests to show around the farm this morning so while I wait for them I can clean in the barn, then finish the turkey house. Even tidy in the shed if I run out of things to do. Rainy day jobs – keep busy as I wait for sun.
Beat that waiting drug.
There – that IS better.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Sunday 04/15 80% / 0.13 in
Rain early…then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. Snow may mix in. High 44F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Sunday Night 04/15 50% / < 1 in
Rain and snow showers this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. Low 26F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
6:13 am 7:32 pm
Waning Crescent, 1% visible 6:22 am 7:14 pm