and then, sun
eleven days of rain and then today, sun. blue sky, warm (hot, even) sun on my shoulders........ it was as if someone flipped a switch and said "okay, you may go back to the regularly scheduled programming that is glorious October days".
and so we exploded out the back door after breakfast and each got down to business. for him it was tackling more wood splitting, for me it was creating a new garden bed, mucking out the chicken yard and spreading new clean hay, and spreading mulch in new garden paths. and the littlest one tended her fairy garden, half-heartedly helped me make the new bed, and ate snacks on the deck. looking ahead in the forecast it looks like sunny days for the most part and I am glad. the yard smells a little weird, a little...... fishy? rotten? I'm not sure whether it's the chicken yard or the rabbit shit I spread on the garden beds, or some animal that crawled under something and died in the storm, but whatever it is I'm sure a little warming up and drying out will help.