I thought that I was through with building fires in the wood stove for the season, but I was wrong. Today was a wet, rainy, miserable, cool day that created a damp feeling in the house. Trying to combat that with extra clothing didn’t help much. Even though I had tarp over the firewood, I wasn’t sure if it had remained dry. I had to make a run for groceries, I would find out after I returned.
A trip to the big box store left me a bit more poor, but once again we’re supplied and no one including pets will go hungry.
After getting back home and putting everything away I went back out to see about dry wood. I managed to get enough inside to build a fire. It took a couple tries since I didn’t have any kindling but I managed and it knocked the dampness out of the air.
At one point this afternoon, during one of the times when nothing was falling, I went out back. My back yard is partially covered in purple flowers. Flowers that have grown up through the leaves that I never raked. I’ve never seen this many in my yard and have no idea why they are out there now. I’m not complaining as I know the bees love these flowers. I was going to use the mower to mulch up the leaves, but that would also shred the flowers and I don’t want to do that.
The one thing I have tried to do for years, was create a place for pollinators. This is one more step toward that goal. I didn’t go all the way around the yard, so I’m not sure if they go all the way or not. Weather permitting, I check out the far side of the yard tomorrow.
I know I have to move the bird feeder. The cats have seen the birds and I know I can’t stand guard all day. I’ll move it around to the farthest side of the yard. I won’t be able to watch them as I can now, but hopefully they will be safer. I’ll worry about the hummingbird when they show up. I’m still not having a lot of luck in taming the feral cats.
Normal stuff. Grocery, rain, cats after birds, me being cold. I’m not sure about my son though, when he came in instead of telling me ‘don’t be cold’ he helped me get more wood.
Its an amazing thing in a way. To be able to talk about normal stuff during a time so crazy and unsettled. When you wonder, where are we headed? What will happen when we arrive? What will normal be then? I imagine we’ll find out on arrival. For now though, I’ll be happy with what I have.