Oh, mud season. My least favourite time of the year. Even the hound is fed up with wet, muddy walks. The most challenging time of the year for me. There is no escape. The roads are covered. Feet, wheels, paws are covered and if we had pavements, I’m guessing they’d be covered too. It flows off the fields, along hedgerows and creeps in everywhere. I used to joke that I could throw a packet of seeds in our hallway and we’d have a good crop of something by spring, thanks to all the feet walking mud in.
I haven’t yet, but give it time.
(It’s OK. I do clean the hall).
It has rained most of the week. The bridge is flooded, obstructing our morning dog walk, unless we wear waders. Opening up the hens, each morning, the ground is definitely squidgy underfoot. Puts me off doing anything extra in the garden. I can’t wait for the ground to dry up a bit.
Today the sun has made an appearance, which makes a nice change. Amazing the difference blue sky makes. Hopefully it will hold for the weekend and I can catch up with outside chores. Rain and mud may be hard work at this time of year, but I know I shall appreciate it during the growing season.
One advantage of the short days and the mud conditions is that I can indulge in other pursuits. I’ve been reading “The Lost Storyteller” by Amanda Block. I’ve not finished it yet, but I’m pretty sure that this is one heading for the charity shop, once I’ve finished. The main character is painful and, unless something amazing happens in the next few chapters, I’m going to be disappointed that the story was drawn out so much. A shame as the plot is a good one.
My sock knitting is going well. I finished one sock and ploughed straight on with the next one, before second sock syndrome could hit. (For non knitters – the frozen inability to start the next sock after finishing the first. Thus never creating a finished pair of socks. A very common problem). I’m almost ready to turn the heel on the second sock.
We’ve just finished watching Chris Hemsworth’s Limitless on Disney. Surprisingly good. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing intermittent fasting and after watching this, I might make 2023 the year. Has anyone else tried it? I’m not ready for four days fasting as he did, but intermittent seems do-able. I’m also thinking of upping my exercise game too, so it was a good series to watch. Running will have to wait for the mud to clear and I upgrade my shoes.
Right, time for the weekend, when I intend to put a few seeds in mud to start my early tomatoes in pots. Hope you all have a good weekend.
Joining in with Anne’s Word of the Week link up. Thank you for all your kind comments, last week. It made my week.