It is gray and cloudy here with just enough mist in the air I cannot do Laundry. The poultry is napping all over the place with heads tucked under wings, feathers fluffed up, looking kind of frumpy. I am holding down the fort as Ralph had to go and deal with some family issues that were not expected and are going to be difficult.
Christmas is over and the New Year is near. It is an odd time of year, full of hope and plans yet we know as every year before it, this new year of 2016 will have high points and low points.
The people around here involved in small business are worried about 2016, a local Amish custom Butcher is closing their doors in February, another casualty of over regulation and the USDA wanting control of everything. There is a lot of belt tightening and hard budgeting going on. People are not as optimistic a they used to be and the daily news from around the world and out of New York and Washington DC is full of lies, hate and misdirection.
Yes the color of the sky is affecting my mood and its like even the flock of wacky poultry is worried. Lets hide our heads under a wing and it will all go away.
We have so much to do and a new gardening season lurks just ahead, soil to be amended, sod broken, varieties decided on. That growing cycle of the world around us gives us hope, if you have seeds you have things to look forward to. Like tiny pellets of hope!
May you reach goals you set for yourself, make honest realistic plans, try new things, look at how you do things differently and think of how the pioneers built their homes and prepared for the times to come.
Happy New Year seems almost trite when you thing of all that can happen in a year. How about have a BOLD and Determined New Year!
God Bless and Stay safe.