Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Permission to Rest

We had our first Snow today.  We woke up to that wonderful blanket of white.  If the sayings of the old timers are true, our 1st snow on December 6th means we will have 6 total snows this Winter.

I love Snow and I love Winter.  I loved it as a Child, for this part of Northeast Missouri has a reputation of being the coldest in the state.  I learned to love it in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where we lived for 32 years.  Winters there are severe.  Nature shows one quickly who is in charge.  Adapting is a virtue and an element of survival.  A recent study shows that Grand Forks is the 2nd coldest city in the U.S.  That makes me smile. We just loved it.

As for today, we luxuriated in the blanket of white. We are going slower.  Richard made pancakes embellished with bananas, blueberries, and pecans for breakfast. Afterwards, we took a trip back to the pond to see the progress of such things.  Even Laddie, our Elder Sheltie, went along.  We checked out the progress of the Native Grasses in the area Richard seeded this year.  The Chickens were staying inside their Coop looking out.  Melanie harvested the last of the Kale and Parsnips. We kept banking the fire in the Wood Stove.  Soup is on.

Mostly we are going slower.  We have long last gotten that precious "permission to rest".

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