it’s about time

time 4It’s about time to dig those sweet potatoes.  Jewels waiting to be found under the soil.

It’s about time to throw a Biodynamic Conference.

It’s about time to mow down the rank growth of Summer, and feed it to the Fall. time 1

It’s about time to sow cover crops.  They need time to grow while the sun still shines.

It’s about time to be finished putting up food in the pantry and freezer.  Enough is enough.time 5

It’s about time to start eating some kale.

It’s about time to package up the seeds of the season.time 2

It’s about time to contemplate breeding the milk goat.

It’s about time to fix the chicken coop roof.

It’s about time to stack firewood, and cover it well, so it stays crispy dry.

It’s about time to pick up knitting needles again.

It’s about time plant the last of the cilantro and lettuce to see us into the winter.

And while I’m waiting for the watering can to fill, so I can water the freshly transplanted lettuce, I am tempted to walk away from the filling bucket, to use the time to do another thing on this endless list of things to do.  It’s about that time that a breeze hits my face.  The evening light sparkles through the trees.  My shoulders relax.  My spine lengthens.  I remember.  Once upon a time, I heard some wise men say that time is our own creation.

It’s about time.

It’s about time to just stand there, letting the watering can fill, with the sun and the breeze on my skin.

It’s about taking our own sweet time.

Making our own sweet time.

Making our own time sweet.

Oh, sweet time.time 3

6 thoughts on “it’s about time

  1. Very nice Coree. Thank you for this. Caryn

    “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light. For I have loved the stars too fondly, to be fearful of the night.” Sarah Williams

    Sent from Caryn’s iPhone.

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  2. Good post Coree. For me, when I have to stand still to fill the ducks water several times a day, it is a time to pause, listen to their busy murmuring, check out the cloud formations, and give thanks for this chore that makes me stand still. You sound busy, but with good things!

    • yes. but it’s a living overwhelm, isn’t it? i think if we didn’t do this to ourselves with the stuff of the living world, some other kind of less enjoyable stuff would come overwhelm us instead. miss you barb!

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