Sunday, January 20, 2013

Only 10 Minutes

I was sitting  out back this morning when the sun just started to poke it's head up and over the horizon. A light blanket of fog covered the bottom making it where I could just barely making out the lines of the barn. I sat, sipping my hot, steaming cappuccino and said a humbled thank you for my blessings. 

10 minutes is all it was going to take to pick up the barn. 10 minutes is all it would have taken to clean up the wood pile. 10 minutes was needed to organize the feed room. 10 minutes and I could have had the scrap lumber stacked. 10 minutes and I could have finished one of the raised beds. 10 minutes and...........

All it would have taken was 10 minutes to complete this or that around the Mini Farm for the last few weeks, but I was too busy to worry about such small things. I would use the excuses, it was too cold outside, too wet, the game is on and so on. All those little items added up quickly and now a full list of 10 minute things turned into a weekend of chores.

Something else that needed to be be done was getting the gardens going. I had planned to plant the onions last weekend, but the ground was frozen so that was a no go. Two bunches of Texas Whites and one bunch of Purple was planted.
I ran out of onions last year so I hope three bunches will last a little longer this time around. I think if I can stay out of them and quit picking the green onions for dinner, then I might have enough.    

The wife stayed in the greenhouse most of the day yesterday getting all the seeds planted. I would hear a sound every now and then coming from inside there signaling she was still alive and kicking so I just left her alone to do her thing. That little place is stuffed full now and I like it. There is more things planted than we have room for, but I like it like that. 

That's all I got for now. I have to get busy on the rest of my 10 minute list that will take me all day.
I hope y'all have a great day.

12 comments:

  1. Good reminder on the "10 minute list". Should probably get my bum off the computer now :)
    Beautiful picture, btw!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn, I hope your day went well.

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  2. wasen't that a beautiful sunrise and a little bit after when the sun was up a little more it was like ghost trees just peeking up their heads over the fog
    have a blessed day

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    1. Thanks Anony, "Ghost trees" is a great description.

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  3. Great sunrise pic! I can't wait to see garden pics once it gets going!

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    1. Thanks Queen. I love showing off my gardens.

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  4. It's good that you took the ten minutes to watch that sunrise. That's important too! But now it's time to get to work!!! :-)

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    1. Thanks Barb, it was nice. Yup we got a lot of stuff done.

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  5. Hope you had a great day, too. :o)

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