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Less Blah, More Baaaah!
Refuse to feel baaaa-d about taking time for joy. You deserve a little slice of happiness today and every day.
— Peasblossom and her very stressed-out shepherdess
Here’s What’s Happening At Good Spirits Farm
As you’ve probably noticed by the increasing infrequency of these emails, my new job is running me ragged. I somehow am responsible for a 300-person, 3-day-long event next week, and, woof, I’ve worked from dawn to dusk all week trying to get all the loose ends tied up. The farm is very much running in “if it can be done later, then we’ll do it later” mode.
Still, there are things that just have to get done. Last Friday, I finally got my winter hay delivered. Stacking 50 pound bales of scratchy alfalfa is such a sweaty, loathsome chore, but having a wealth of hay in the barn is always a good feeling. This little egg smuggler supervised.
I spent my Labor Day over the stove, canning peppers while my nose hairs singed from the capsaicin cloud in my kitchen. Some things, like processing fresh produce, just can’t wait.
I have no idea if my job will ever slow down. But I do try and remind myself that the farm will soon shift to a lower gear. The ironweed and goldenrod are in full bloom—our last big flush of flowers before autumn’s onset sends everything towards its long winter’s nap.
And, I can tell from the low-slung light of the evenings that the days truly are getting shorter, meaning my farm working hours—out of necessity—will soon be reduced, too.
Hang in there, y’all. Relief is always around the corner. Or so I tell myself.
Here’s What I Loved This Week
For the conference I am putting together next week, every speaker gets to choose their walk-on music. Someone chose First Aid Kit’s song “Wolf,” and I was reminded of what a great band they are. While I think my sister and I’s musical antics will have to be kept to the karaoke booth, I do love sister duos like First Aid Kit and Haim. Happy listening!