Friday, August 3, 2012
I've been avoiding the blog because this is the 1000th post. It was looming and I wanted to make it about something killer, or you know, some shocking, earth-shattering Saipua news. But I don't really have any, and I can't keep waiting for it.
Right now I'm sitting in my new office at the farm. It's the tinier of the two bedrooms upstairs, and it looks out onto our big field. I think it's the best view in the house and so I parked my desk here. Next to me are the remnents of a dunkin donuts run I made at 3:30. We have coffee here, but I have not been off the farm in a while, and driving the 10 miles feels liberating and exciting. I looked forward to it all day.
Sanford, our tractor man who hays the 100 acres across the way has been spreading manure on his freshly cut fields for the last few days and the smell wafts in the window next to me. I don't mind it. Nea, on our nightly walks does an intricate dance on her back in this newly fertilized field. The first time it happened I stood on the side of the road screaming at her to get out of there, as she rolled in and started actually eating shit. I must have sounded like a banshee. Do you ever kick your dog? Now when she does it I don't care, in fact I took her picture. Dog's going to be a dog. Some things I learn very fast here.
We've been working a lot outside. Eric has a scythe to cut grass we've let go for too long. It's laborious but he likes impossibly daunting projects like this. There's a metaphor regarding our relationship in there somewhere.
I've been busy outside too; at the beginning and end of the day when it's cool enough I've been working on all the gardens. Around 8:30 when it gets too dark and buggy I come inside, take a shower put on clean clothes and pour a glass of wine. I sit here.
If Eric is still not in yet I put on old sarah mclaughlin songs and reminisce about being 16 and first really discovering the vastness of nature.
Sounds corny? F-off! What if I also told you I'm getting into soft country??? and demi lovato???
We've been a long way together, haven't we?