Yesterday the first Daffodil of the season began to open! Here is a picture of the sweet little Daffodil that brightened our day and a drawing I did last spring in tribute to them. This time of year transformation happens so quickly and it seems each day there is some new growth happening somewhere around us. There are little green buds forming on the fruit trees now and little pink ones on the Flowering Plum tree out front.
Our days flow with the weather. When the day calls us outside, we work on our new goat house & goat yard, prepare the garden beds, turn the compost pile, bring the goats juicy treats, and feel fully content at the end of the day with the transformation we’ve created!
On the indoor days, we get cozy in our nest. Jeff carves and creates in his workshop, working on custom orders, adding new pieces to our Etsy Shop & preparing for the Eugene Saturday Market in April. He waters the sprouts, makes bubbly fermented drinks by the stove, and splits & hauls firewood. We feed the goats & put fresh straw in their barn, feed the dogs & cats, heat water on the woodstove to keep the air moist, feed the fire and dump the compost. I hang laundry to dry by the woodstove, feed our sourdough starter, sweep & clean, do dishes, bake bread, make soup, soak & culture grains for the next morning’s breakfast, fold laundry & put it away, clean some more and then get off my feet for a little while & create a new felted creation, draw or peruse my cookbook for new inspirations. At the end of the day, I feel grateful for another sacred day on this earth.