Oh dear, seems I am failing to get back into the blogging groove.
I know that old saying about getting back on the horse, but seems I can’t quite swing my legs over. It’s not for lack of trying, believe me! I think there is just so much going on or much that has happened that I just sit and stare at the screen with fingers on the keyboard – paralyzed. In a dazed overload, I wonder, “Where the heck do I start?”
Now if you have been following us on Facebook, you can see all the homestead happenings; however, I am quite discouraged when I see all the great and informative postings from fellow homesteaders writing about this or that. Don’t know if it’s because after blogging for 15 years, I feel slightly blogged out. Diagnosis, a case of blogging fatigue, as some call it. Cure? Can I pop some vitamin or down some herbal tea?
Alas, I have plenty material from everyday life and therein lies part of the malady! There’s the new community “Annex, ” the after school farm to table program, pop up shops, farm box program, our amazing volunteers… and so on and so on and so on. I think it’s a case of too many subjects to write about. So perhaps it’s best to start back on the horse … nice and easy.
So everyday life, huh? I’ll start with the weather. Can’t get any simpler than that!
As many of you know, California is dealing with one of the worst droughts in years in over a century.
Winter started off like winter with a few sizable storms which brought much needed rain to this thirsty place. But the cold weather and rain started fizzling late in late January. Unfortunately, it’s been a warm February, so warm in fact (and I know I am going to make many a reader jealous… so I am going to apologize in advance… and you have fair warning!), we have our doors and windows open and we are sporting bare feet. Yes, bare feet. See, I told ya, you’d be jealous! In fact it’s been over 80 degrees and just about touching 90’s these past couple weeks. Yes, yes, I know. We do know that ya’ll are FROZEN back East and can’t but think “boy, we are a spoiled lot!” … and scared.
Of course, these warm temps might be great for freeing footsies from the confines of heavy socks. But it’s all very unnerving, especially to gardeners/farmers, who are watching with trepidation the little buds emerging from fruit trees. We are worried, wondering, “this warm weather can’t last any longer, it’s bound to break. Are we going to have a late cold snap?”
Bu,t as we do each every growing season, we figure we can’t do anything about it and will just have to ride out another year in faith and hope.
As Longfellow says in his poem… “learn to labor.. and to wait” And so we are.. and praying for rain.