What is it about longer daylight and warmer temps that makes us want to clean? I mean we are crazy busy with gardens, New baby critters, extra hours in the barns, and now canning is making almost a daily showing in the house and yet, the urge to purge and clean is driving me.
The urge to go though cupboards, drawers, closets and trunks, the urge to clean the cellar, and count the jars so I have a better idea of “just what I have” vs what I need, the rest is the same, I seem to be almost in a hunt to confirm do I have enough of this or that, and its not that I want those things empty either, I want to see that I have XX or three or ten ABC’s in storage.
Its not just the house either, I am doing it all over the farm, I am both in purge and put up mode, I want the yard clean and tidy (which is never a easy thing to do considering things just got blown all over in yet another flippin storm), I have the same urge with the farm critters, I normally like having a few extra of this or that around, but over the past while I feel the need to bring the bird flocks down to just the bare numbers, and yet because I have had such strange weather and lost a number of clutches, I have ordered in replacement bird stock both for laying, and eating, plus a half dozen turkey pullets to raise up for super fine eating, so its not that I am open to increasing production.
DH is helping and just staying out of my way in most things, if I want it gone, it happens but even he says, he is surpised at how ruthless I am being on things, I just want everything to be useful and have its place and know where to find it, and I want room for things that I think we are missing in our preps. The power went out for close to 18 hours and once again, I quickly found a couple very small things that would have made things easier if we had them, and so onto the to do list they went.
Are you feeling the push to get ready, just get ready for what, the future I guess? I know everyone has their own version of the future and how they expect their own to look, and I am the same, I know where I want to be headed and I do need “stuff” to help make it happen but I seem to think I need to remove things in order to make way for what I want or feel will come next.. Do you ever feel that way? and if so are you acting on it?