Friday, 12 February 2021

Patterns

 Everything seems to have slipped out of kilter...so we are trying our best to get back to the life pattern we had as a start...

We were always early risers...and this Winter being our first here in three years has been difficult to cope with, let alone any other restrictions.

So earlier bed....after usually turning off TV and computer by 9pm.  We can make exceptions.....we are now watching a programme about Stonehenge....

We walk nearly every day....


This was Wednesday's walk...two and a half hours passing seven farms! 
One of these runs a feed store in a small barn and they are changing their small woodburner next summer as it can't cope... hopefully I can buy it when they get the new one, for my workshop.

Yesterday the cloud was high and the air dry.


Our walk took us along field and old track to see a local farmer. He has visited NZ, and his daughter lives there..Pirate lent him two copies of "Footprint Flats" cartoon books...and he gave us a dozen eggs! His farmworker has been there too...and wants to go again as soon as...


She decided that this was her better side!

Ice by Millmannoch...today we have been helping with the village tidy up...one man started mowing the verge and picking litter on the stretch of road by his cottage. Being outside the 30 mph village limit the council cannot litter pick without a road closure..so a few people decided that they had enough! The council workers have provided litter pickers and bags and pick up full bags when they are around in the village.
This man has been clearing a derelict patch between the river and road with permission of the farmer..but he has no chainsaw..and we do...
Noone else wanted the wood...so we are getting it....we have build a woodshed with four pallets by a fence...and the fuel for my workshop heater is building up!!

So small tweaks at a time, accepting cosmic chuckles, trying to stress less...and the knowledge that new patterns take a fortnight to come easier..


4 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

Yes, routines are the stuff of life.

Relatively Retiring said...

Yesterday I didn't need to turn on a light until after 5.30p.m. The earth is turning!
Good luck with the wood store and the wood burner. My wood fires have been a great comfort in this long, cold isolation.

kjsutcliffe - artist said...

Small changes, positive ones, take a little while to become normal. Your post is full of small positives that add up, making life feel better. May be not how it used to be but still one that makes you smile and plan and look forward šŸ˜Š

Steve Reed said...

Well the weather looks nice and clear, at least, and it's great you can get out for a long walk. I've often thought I should do more litter-picking -- I do a bit, but here in London I could gather bags and bags of it if I had the time!