I didn’t disappear, I promise. I was here, all along, just writing (and reading) other things… lesson plans, year plans, essays, literature reviews… Summer vacation ended (and boy, when it decided to end it ended FAST) and I got busy. Who knew that having a full-time job and a farm and doing my Master’s was going to be a lot of work?
But I handed in my first significant assignment on Friday, and I have my week planned at school, and yesterday it rained so I knit and knit and started to warp my loom, and then today I got to play outside. It was sunny (SUNNY!) and it’s still sunny and I dug potatoes and dug gladiolas and walked to my neighbours’ and I had coffee and got vitamin D from the sun instead of from a bottle.
Jer grew this amazing corn this year – it’s called Painted Mountain – and it’s a dried corn that’s supposed to be good for making cornmeal. What it’s REALLY good for is being absolutely stunning. Like STUNNING. If I was corn, I would be this corn, and I would rotate through different colours every day of the week.
Our cheepcheeps have grown into brawkbrawks and the one that I thought was a rooster turned out to be a…
rooster. His name is Rosco. The hens started laying eggs this week and they’re wee and I like them. Soon we’re going to have more eggs than we know what to do with. I’m going to end there, and post some pictures, and hopefully I’ll have something else to write about, that doesn’t involve quotations and references and weird verb tenses before 5 weeks from now.