This day started in the twenties, coldest yet, and before I sat down with my first cup off coffee (bought a sale brand and bought decaff by mistake.... ugh) I was outside with the crew. I brought hay out of the barn for Merlin and the flock, but they seemed more interested in sitting in the sunshine that was just coming to the mountain. Dewey wool lets off a smokey emission in the first sunlight, just like cold wet ground does. Seeing fog lifting off the backs of sheep or being blown aside by the swish of a horse tail still knocks me back with its simple beauty. Of course weather is everything.
There's a fire inside this house and I need to spend most of the day inside catching up on freelance work. It's an illustration day so I will mostly be lining up a checklist of people's work to create, email for approval, and prep for mail. Yesterday I didn't sit down to an email interview and some logos until after 5PM. I had spent the day doing the most mundane, necessary tasks. Things like laundry in town, groceries, vacuuming the truck, and taking care of some accounting. Today I need to really see to getting that hay delivery in the barn, the leaves off the lawn, and preparing for the slaughter of some lambs later this week. I am really proud of this year's crop - and excited to deliver the meat to the friends who bought it. This is the first year I am sending away hides for tanning as well - an extra small source of income for the farm. I'll keep you posted!
Is it possible that this coffee could make me more tired? I will never misread a label so important ever again.