The Good, The Bad, and the Rainy

This is what our weather forecast is like for the next week (and beyond)

Rain, rain, rain, and more rain. To be clear, in East Tennessee, anything higher than 15% chance means, it’s gon’ rain.

So what does that mean?

It means every homestead task just got a little (lot) suckier.


Chickens still need to eat. So you’ve still gotta pull on your Sloggers (mine have cute little cows)

and trek out to the run to feed em. We don’t have a ton of grass right now and I’m trying to keep the chickens out of my garden beds so free-ranging is taking a time out. Also, the ground is super soupy. So simple things like giving chickens veggie scraps just got really yucky when everything comes splatting out of the container into the muddy run.

But that’s why we do what we do, right? We slog through the gross and the crappy so we can enjoy it when it’s 70°, sunny, and everything is in full production mode. For better or worse! I was so nervous on my wedding day and our elopement ceremony so brief that I don’t exactly remember all our vows, (mostly just the look on my husband’s face and his trembling hands) but I do remember promising to stay in it even when circumstances suck.

That’s the kind of promise you have to make to any type of commitment you want to see last. Anything worth having is worth working for. And you have to be willing to work through the rain and the sun; good and bad; plenty and dearth.

And that makes the good days mean that much more.

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