200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The sun rising through the lilacs.
I expected my morning routine to change completely with the arrival of the goats. No more leisurely meandering through the morning starting at 5:30 and eventually tooling off to work about 7:15-7:30. I expected to have problems figuring out how to fit a shower, breakfast, and minor housecleaning in with the goats and chickens, but it turns out that it hasn't been that hard at all.
What I've done is stop turning on the computer in the morning.
I don't go out to see the animals first thing after I get up. I'd forget something for sure, and one trip would turn into two or three. Nope, I'll do everything to get ready except get dressed for work. Then do the animal chores, come in, get dressed for work and then go.
It turns out that no computer in the morning is not much of a loss. I can concentrate on fewer things and the morning is more peaceful (exactly the way mornings should be).
I'm just curious how other people do it. For those of you that have animals, do you do your morning animal chores first thing, or wait until later?