Hard Lifting – Thankful Thursday

You know, there’s an awful lot of work to do on a farm and it often wearies me to the point that I just want to sit and stare at nothing on particularly bad days.


But I also find that living on a farm and working on that farm is very relaxing and it makes it easier to sleep at night. Which is important to me because my sleep cycle is easily inverted if I’m not careful. I also have found that it calms my mind when something happens and I’m having a difficult time processing it.

This happened yesterday. I won’t go into details, but I received some news that was very shocking to me halfway through the day and it kind of took me out for several hours before my sister came home and we went out back to plant some asparagus and strawberry bare root plants in the garden and dig in the pond a bit.

By the end of the two and a half hours of work, I was feeling far more settled and the weighty matter of which I’d received news of earlier was no longer stopping my mind from thinking and doing things.

So I am grateful this week for all of the hard work that living on and running a farm takes.

Make sure to check out the original Thankful Thursday.


What’s in a Window Well?

What will you find in here?
Inside there is a treasure trove of things.
Now don’t forget that there are dangers as well.
Do be cautious when climing on through
Or you might be surprised by a spider with red on her back.
Without gravel to kill it quick, you’ll be singing in a high pitch.
Try to be curious while being sensible.
Well, don’t forget the moments of childhood with these;
Ever had to learn the difference between poppy leaves and mint?
Let me give you a clue if you’re unlucky enough, ignore the fuzz.
Left of the window well of my childhood, lay the garden of herbs.

Written as a response to this week’s FreeWriteFriday: http://kellieelmore.com/2014/05/02/fwf-free-write-friday-word-bank-10/

Also, listening to my niece and nephews do their housework and yard work. They’ve been cleaning out the window wells these past few days and it reminded me of the window wells around my childhood home.