I’ve noticed the daylight hours are getting ever so slightly shorter. I go outside at 10pm every night and some nights it had been as bright as it was at noon. However now, by the time I come back in it is would definitely be described as dusk. The light is fading and the shadows are becoming darker. It reminded me that we need to get the security lights up before the winter nights arrive as you can’t see your hand in front of your face by 5pm in the depths of winter. Not conducive to locking up the animals, even by torch light.
With this in mind I’ve been thinking ahead to my two week break I am having in August. I plan on doing all sorts of things, from pottering, fixing fences (Ste, not me), getting some birds ready for the table, buying new stock, tidying rooms that haven’t been organised since we moved in, planning for winter crops and 2017 veg schedule, thinking about when and how to get pigs in 2017 and planning a little Halloween party for October this year, but most importantly having 24/7 access to do whatever we want, when we want, as a family. I’m also tentatively thinking about doing some form of exercise each day during that period. This may not transpire 😉