There always seems like there should be more time during the late fall, early winter but every year I’m reminded there is not.
Perhaps it is a thought that happens during the summer when time at the farm is so busy planting, weeding, harvesting, weeding, and selling. Things are moving so fast and the long days are filled with work.
So the thought starts, that once the vegetables are killed off one by one by the frost there will be less work and more time for reflection and enjoyment of the season.
But all of a sudden it’s Halloween and the farm has to get ready for winter, removing irrigation and putting in the cover crop. Suddenly Thanksgiving shows up and there are still root crops that need to be harvested before the heavy rains set in.
And then, there are holiday parties to go to, decoration to put up, gifts to make, holiday cards to write, and the desire to be bad by spending mornings sleeping until late.
I need more time to prepare the field for the rainy cold short days of winter. But nature progresses through the seasons at its own pace so why fight it, you get done what you can, in the window of time you’re provided. I remind myself to think positive with the thoughts of better planning next year.