Winter in Maine is a different beast. It’s a thousand different things, some amazing, some not so amazing. Short, cold, windy days- followed by long, colder, windier nights. There’s a whole mess of holidays in the first part, and then a whole bunch of just trying to make it til Spring in the second part.
It can be quite beautiful, in a stark, unforgiving wilderness way, life up here in northern Maine. It can also be kinda depressing. I think, if you were to ask any single person that lives in Maine, they’d have a personal experience with the doldrums that can hit you… Usually in between January And March. It’s not every year for every person, but no one escapes unscathed. It’s just the way life is.
This year was my turn, I guess. It took all my energy to just take care of our kid, our house, our animals. I went to bed super early and slept as much as a parent to an under year old child can. This has always been my coping mechanism. I feel it’s a pretty good one, honestly. I feel very well rested after this winter of laziness.
Thankfully, I have a super supportive partner in crime, family and work environment. I made it. It’s now spring, and we have some amazing things going on- like the buying of 26 acres of land! We are finally taking the plunge and going big! I’m talking berries, orchards, bees, goats, patches of veggies and flowers everywhere… And of course, MORE CHICKENS!
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep record here of our new homesteading adventure- but I’m going to forgive myself if I don’t get it all.
For now, we are getting ready for a huge load of work this coming summer and fall, starting with the celebration of our darling daughters first birthday this coming week. After that is our big community wide yard sale in the beginning of June- coincidently the topic of my next post.
So, until that time, have a wicked good day.