Monday, January 3, 2011
Chores in Winter
I have no grass to mow nor garden to tend. Instead, I haul wood to the wood-burning stove that I must light every morning. I carry hay to sheep and horses who have little grass to graze. I break up ice in water buckets and carry chicken waterers inside to thaw. But I do these chores with efficiency and speed, as it is too cold to linger and wonder outside for long.