This is a bit of a departure from my normal posts, but yesterday’s strong south winds really did me in. If there was one thing I could change about myself, it would be allergies. They do make life, especially life on the farm, miserable at times.
strong south winds suddenly
carrying promises of spring
riding bareback on grains of pollen
leaving my head feeling
like a pressure cooker
filled with bubbling phlegm
an incessant pulsing rhythm
like a beating drum keeping time
pounds agains my brow
rendered helpless with the pain
lying alone in a dark room
waiting for a favorable shift in wind
As I try to recover from the sinus headache, I leave you with just a couple of (indoor) shots for Monday Mellow Yellows and Ruby Tuesday.
I need to repot some plants and husk, shell, and clean some more popcorn.
I took the soaps I made this weekend out of the molds. You can see the pink I used is a much better color than the last time (bottom left). I’m pleased with it. I did place an order for some scents and colors and oils I was out of, so I’m hoping to do more soaping next weekend. Sadly, they didn’t have the midnight pomegranate fragrance I like so well.
Hopefully, the change to north winds will help my head. Unfortunately, the animals don’t care if my head hurts or not. They still want fed, so I will soon be venturing out to make them happy.
On a final note, I’m sharing these pictures from last weekend before the south winds melted all our snow to show that my repair job on the barn didn’t make it all winter.
Three boards came off the side again. Luckily, the plywood is still on the inside blocking the weather out. I do need to try and get them replaced though.
Linking to Mosaic Monday and Barn Charm.