|Superwash Merino top in dye bath|
- traditional Celtic folk song
Have you ever been listening to a song for years and then all of a sudden a line hits you right between the eyes? Well that's how I feel about the line from the song, "One Misty Moisty Morning" from the album "Parcel of Rogues" by the British Band, Steeleye Span. If ever a line from a song described my life to a "T" - that one is it!
If you live on a farmstead your life is governed by the seasons and how you spend your time is dictated by the weather. Winter is coming - and the preparations involve a lot of cleaning up. You know the drill, raking leaves, picking up pine cones, raking the loose gravel to get rid of any wayward loose rock that might become a weapon in the snow blower, sticks the dog drug in that might become a harpoon and general buckets of frozen plant material on to the compost pile. By the end of the day your hands are bright red from the cold, your back isn't at all happy and guess what? It's only 4:15 and it's dark already. Welcome to Washington. Every time you walk out the front door the sheep all yell at you from a distance "Hey - it's cold today, surely we deserve more hay even though it is too early, right??" Yeah, right....
At the end of a long day when everything is finally done and (hopefully) there is no more demands on your tired body you get to balance your spirit again - you guessed it, I get to sit and Spin...