The Pace of Nature

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am normally not a “winter” person.  This year I am trying to enjoy it.

For instance, I was on the edge of my seat in my office today as the temperature dropped by 20+ degrees.

Seriously though, I do love my home more in the winter.  Other times of the year, I love my yard, porch, Adirondack chairs, etc.

I can enjoy sipping hot chocolate, watching TV &/or reading while curled under a blanket.  In the summer, I hardly touch down on the couch.

I never would have taken time to take up watching Downton Abbey in the summer.  It is now making Sundays even better!

Winter = comfort food.

Dreaming of outside projects for the yard just might be more enjoyable than actually doing them … plus it is cheaper and my muscles aren’t aching.

Sleep – I mean the long hours of darkness are just begging for me to close my eyes.  Whoever thought summer days were lazy … was crazy … or didn’t grow up on a farm, anyway.

No pigs.  Not that I don’t like pigs, but I do not love pig chores in the winter.  I doubt that Pig Farmer will get past the spring-summer without pigs on the property.  But since he is traveling so much, I am glad to have easier chores!

No sunburn.  My pale-white, dry skin is just so much nicer than my freckles … Hello?  Where is the silver-lining?

Winter just might be saving us money on groceries.  If I am faced with the prospect of grocery-shopping on a cruddy, winter day, I will often decide to find something to make for supper from the freezer.  My family should be grateful I care enough to scrounge up the freezer-burned pot pie, four fish sticks, brussel sprouts and shriveled-up strawberries.  After all, there are people starving in the world.

Ah, the joy of winter.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and recipes. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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4 Responses to The Pace of Nature

  1. You make me smile. Oh, and I’ve watched one episode of Downton Abby. I loved it, but now I want to watch all the past seasons first, so I can see them in order. I suppose I could find them on the internet. Not sure.

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