There are subtle hints that Fall is not that far away. This means Phoenix’s brutally hot summer is finally going to let up and we can get back to working outside. This season we’ll have a different agenda, clean-up from the monsoon storm is the first priority, then the repairs and rebuilding of what was destroyed.
Although the temperatures are still a steamy 109, the sun isn’t quite as intense as it was a month ago and there are signs of relief. School supplies are on the store shelves, and summer clothes are hanging on store sale racks, and that means only one thing to me. Phoenix will soon turn from a hellish territory to a lush paradise for seven whole months!
Seven months… plenty of time to restore the farm to its pre-storm dignity. There’s a plan for the new shed row barn, and the replanting of lost trees and foliage will begin in November. There is progress, we’ve made a dent in the clean-up and the shed row barn is half down and salvaged materials neatly stacked.
Our in-home remodeling projects are starting to look worthy of our efforts, and it looks like we just might meet our Spring completion deadline. However, take note I didn’t mention which Spring!
There will most likely not be any chicks in the brooder this Oct. With the barn construction, there will be too many disturbances and my hens will probably be unreliable setters.
Changes are always going to be a part of life, and none of us are immune. Rather than wallow in woe…
Perhaps change is the ladder forced upon us when we quit reaching for higher levels of accomplishment.