Would you look at all that help? I'm rich in helpers, that's for sure. Kids, goats, cats. And with all those helping hands, it's a blink of an eye before a hundred spring bulbs are tucked in and planted! Since we put the yurt up, I've had a vision of the pathway to it being lined with spring flowers, and I'm so glad I got a start on that. I'll be excited to see it come springtime.
We did all of that before the big storm hit. Oh what a wild night it was last night! So much more than we expected. Thankfully, the trusty but so very old maples in front of the house stood steady and strong, though we did lose a lot of smaller branches and smaller trees in the woods and pasture where it matters a bit less. And the power is out, and likely not to be restored in our neck of the woods for a few days at the least, which is a bit of a hassle especially considering the three freezers worth of food that I'm starting to panic about (oh, why didn't I buy a generator last week when they were still on the shelves?). I'm writing to you now because I managed to weave around a few trees to make it into the Portland Taproot office today, since we're on deadline for the next issue (though, I think that's getting pushed back just a bit, because....life!).
Ah! Wild storms and wild days, yes. But soon, I'll be tucked back into home with the kiddos, the house lit by a warm fire and candlelight, and there will be a great deal of knitting. And really, that's a lovely thought and a moment I look forward to.
Friends, I wish you a beautiful start to your week as we greet November! Electricity willing, I hope to be back here again soon!