My mornings just got a little bit more eggciting! Sorry, I can’t help myself, I’ve been like this all day. This morning two of our four hens started laying their eggs. Mornings have always started early for me ever since adopting one of our three dogs, Marley. She started waking me up around 4:30am every morning as a puppy and we just ever got out of the routine. So mornings start early up here on the mountain.
This time of year, all I used to have to deal with was watering the garden and feed the dogs. So now before entering the garden, I open the door from the hen house to their run and feed the chickens before watering the garden.
This morning was foggy on the mountain and after entering the hen house to open their door to the outside run I checked the nests which were empty. Once I’m done with my outdoor chores, I head back into the house for more coffee. More recently by now this is the third of the day, the quarantine seems to have increased my coffee intake for reasons I am unsure.
My house faces west predominantly so the light I see in the morning is very first light which touches the mountains across from me.
In the winter, the morning light reflects off the snow making for a magical effect. Let’s just say purple mountains majesty was written after witnessing the first morning sun touch the mountains.
I used to be a night owl. But mornings over the years have become my favorite part of the day and I’ve changed into an early bird. But that’s predominantly because I am no longer raising kids and rushing off to an office for the day before having to pick those kids up and finish the day. My mornings now are leisurely, granted my day starts at 4:30am which would have helped me immensely having those extra hours when I raising them; but you’re tired and sleep deprived when you are raising kids. I work from my house and I have my own schedule, so now I can relax and enjoy my mornings not rushed and frazzled like they had once been. I mediate every morning before the official work day begins. Working from home you have to be disciplined in your work ethic and I have found mediating before all the chaos of the day begins helps a lot.