What I love about winter, being in this farming profession, is that it is the one time of year that you can put your feet up…for a week or so. December 18th, we said goodbye to the last WWOOF’ers of the season, and have been blissfully schedule-free since then. That however, doesn’t mean that nothing has been going on. Paul has been outside combing over the landscape, planning for this forthcoming season. The kids and I have been holed up, homeschooling, and enjoying the moments together. The grind will start up again tomorrow, or possibly Monday, when the first WWOOF’er of the season shows up. I’m not even sure of his name, but I think he’s from New Mexico. Bring it on! It’s just crazy to think that it’s beginning again already. No break is ever long enough when you work so hard for most of the year. So, I’ll take these next few hours to revel in the…chaos? One other important bit of info that has happened since the beginning of the new year is that I have eliminated wheat from my diet. So far the results are great. I feel amazing. I decided to do this, because I had developed allergies last year, and the more I researched, wheat seemed to be a big red flag in people’s diet that leads to allergies. The first three days were rough to say the least. I didn’t expect a fallout, but it happened, and it wasn’t pretty. The other day on the Colbert Report, they did a whole bit on how kids shouldn’t eat wheat, and how bread is just as addicting as crack…this explained everything! Google it readers, I’m glad I did.
Bless those who bring us this food!
Winter is a nice break, but it makes taking care of the animals a bit more involved. We free range our chickens and raise our cattle on grass. This is much easier when they are all outside grazing and foraging. It is much more difficult when the grass is under 18 inches of snow, but you are right that farmers get a “break” in the winter. I really like the layout of your blog.
I’m glad you get a break!
Me too! It’s been a lot of fun to be lazy!