Thursday, October 6, 2016

Beasts of Leisure

I called Othniel over at Common Sense Farm about the hay delivery and he was busy at another farm and unable to deliver. "No problem," I told him. There wasn't a rush to get it right away and so I headed to another hay bank to get a small load in my pickup. I a glad to have put some hay in the barn a today and soldify plans for more.

I was also able to pick up a large pile of dry rounds from Tara and Tyler's place in Vermont. They are trading the wood for some pork and eggs from the farm here, and I am grateful for the barter. When I got home there was plenty of sun still shining and I had energy to spare. Not the good kind, the nervous kind. So I went for a quick four-mile run with loud music, and then came home and split all the rounds. I still feel jumpy. This is why people call anxiety "free cocaine."

While there are not heaving stacks of hay or wood, there is more, and that's enough for tonight. I look forward to relaxing with that ukulele for a while, which is not something I thought I would constantly be picking up, but I am. For something that reminds me of islands and oceans, it fits in perfectly with this scrappy farm. Moments to tune, minutes to learn a new song. I find myself learning by accident, finding chords and songs while watching. I am a fiddle player - it's my fell pony of instruments - but I get ukes. I'll put info on the book/instrument I am using in the comments. Native Ground is a sponsor of this farm and I am happy to spread the word about their books. They are how I learned to fiddle, play the banjo, and now play this mighty little beast of leisure.


Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

Guys! Native Ground is selling the exact same package they sent to the farm - Uke, Book, and CD as a set for $59 plus S%H. (It's the same set you see in this post's picture.) You can call them and have music delivered to your door at (800)752-2656.

October 6, 2016 at 6:46 PM  

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