Daily Reflections From My Window

May 23, Sunday: A Day of Rest from Fiber Prep. Maybe


Here’s a picture of the grit at the bottom of these buckets from almost a week of fiber washing. By the end of the day yesterday, I found myself wishing for rain so that I could regroup from outside chores and then thought “why do I have to wait?”. So I cleaned up what I could last night and went on to other things to help Jay. Though I still have fiber in the rinse buckets, I washed the wash buckets to begin again next week. THAT felt great!

Jay has been tirelessly getting our yard in order after winter and I wanted to help. Here is our beautiful lawn. We don’t use any weed killers and it is full of dandelions and buttercups. Jay tries to keep what he can short so it doesn’t reseed.

I did a little weed whacking and then collected the detritus. I’m constantly taking out my plant ID app to figure out what we have and if we should keep them. Like goldenrod. I always forget what it looks like before it matures. It’s not the allergy plant it gets demonized as being and is actually very important to help birds over the winter, so after I identify it, it stays, but not everywhere! Here’s a picture of it now.

We got so caught up in what we were doing that we missed the white water Rodeo and our favorite Kayaker compete. He got a trophy for participation. Way to go Zach! Of course because I wasn’t there, I don’t have a picture.

Here’s the dinner I was telling you about made from the fresh produce we got at the farmers market on Friday. I think tonight I’ll roast the beets and snack on those delicious radishes! I used Jovial gluten free pasta. I found them years ago snd love the story.

The tomato. I saved the seeds as I was cutting and will save for next year. Not sure which type of heirloom tomato this is. I feel this one piece was smiling at me! A firefly! I think it’s still young but summer is surely on the way when we see these little guys. He got a piece of my fiber stuck on him.

The day is off to a slow start. I still got up at 6 AM, but I was up all night, tossing and turning. We were both tucked in last night and just entering that nice sleepy phase when the phone rang at about 11 PM. Jack was calling to tell us that he’d just eaten a groundhog. Seared and prepped to perfection. He’s really getting involved in the country life. He said it was his first and probably his last groundhog! Madison did not try it. That news was worth the call. Then my mind was awake and I had a hard time falling back to sleep. I started to feel the aches and pains of the day but was too lazy to get up and get an ice pack. Does that ever happen to you?

I forgot to make reservations for church today. Even though it’s Pentecost, the service is morning prayer. No live streaming either. The devil sure has had fun interrupting my faith practice, but he’s done it to so many services, not just ours. As if the churches weren’t having a hard enough time of it. I think we’ll watch the church service from the church we attended in Savannah. I think that one was live streaming.

We’re being invaded by ants. It’s that time of year I suppose. Annamarie, thanks for reminding me that I had forgotten to add our view and scripture the other day. Here’s our amazing sunrise and I’m still thinking about the Ten Commandments and Bill of Rights.

And for you Harry:

Bill of Rights of the US Constitution

“Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.”

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!