It is a beautiful day, the sun is shining, and the birds are very active!  In fact, I just came in from listening to two hummingbirds vocalize back and forth to each other in the tree tops. I of course, had to re-fill the hummingbird feeders for them and it seemed they were arguing over who gets first rights to the sugar water.

I will enjoy this day of sun to it's fullest, but I can't help but think of how much we actually need it to snow right now. Summer will be interesting.  

I have been journaling every morning this year so far as a New Year's resolution to myself.  The weather is always the first entry of the day. 

This year started off with snow on Christmas Day that turned to rain once the New Year began and didn't hardly stop for two weeks. The mud in the pasture paddocks was unbearable! 


Now there is still mud but it's more like wet dirt verses slippery slop.  The animals and myself find it much more tolerable and if it's going to be sunny, I hope the sun at least dries up the rest of the mud.

This morning I accomplished all of my morning chores which consist of feeding the animals, making the bed, journaling while sipping coffee, emptying and re-loading the dishwasher, and starting a load of laundry. 

I also do a quick morning workout of yoga before showering and getting dressed each morning. Then I ate some oatmeal and deep cleaned both bathrooms and did a wipe down sweep of all the switch plates, doorknobs, electronic devices, and phones. Next up was cleaning out the fridge, taking stock of our food, and organizing the food pantry. 

After that, the kids ( all teenagers now)  started to emerge from their rooms, looking for food, so I called it quits on the housework and took some hot tea outside to sit with Willow (my horse) while she ate some more senior feed. I think I have finally found a senior feed that her system can tolerate. Woo hoo! I am so grateful because she deserves to feel full and content. Chewing enough hay is getting harder for her old teeth to keep up with. As far as the kids go, if they were up earlier and accomplishing something during the day, I probably would have made them some breakfast, but today they slept till 10:00 so I let them know they could cook their own eggs and things or stick with cereal, and I bear no guilt, haha!

So...that's it.

There was not much exciting happening this past week, nor on this day for that matter, but that is just the way I like it!  My eldest son and I talked about building our first tiny house out of a utility shed.  

Call me crazy, but this is one of the things on my so called, bucket list. I have wanted to build a tiny house for a really long time and I am super excited that Trevor is expressing interest in jumping in on this project! He is 18 years old. He has his own car and currently works part-time.  He is open to full time work but it is hard to find stable jobs in our small town, especially during the Covid pandemic that still has things shut down. We are both interested in the process of learning exactly how plumbing, electricity, and all the workings of a house tie together. There is a lot of potential with a tiny house. It could be used as a home office or a small house for guests. Trevor could live in it while he starts his own journey into adulthood.  It could be sold or rented out...The possibilities are many.

This would give him something to do and is also an invaluable learning opportunity to add to life experience. Trevor is a quiet soul. He is funny and simple.  Starting small would be the ideal introduction into adulthood for him. He is not interested in college at this time, but is open to trade schooling to perhaps become a journeyman in electrician, so this is a good project to take on that will give him hands on experience in the journeyman field. 

Anyway, nothing is set in stone yet, so we will see what this year brings for us. In the meantime, I am heading back outside to enjoy this day by going for a run while surrounded by trees and nature!

To all I say, "Have a blessed Martin Luther King Day".

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Much love from,

Amy Darr

3 Corners Farm

Mosier, or. U.S.A.

Updated to add: I am publishing this post late because our camera situation has been in limbo, but I got the pictures so here it is.  I also re-read this and think we should finish our flooring in this house before starting another separate tiny house.  Haha! What can I say?  I dream big!