Good morning! We're up early, baking bread and watching the sunrise. Mmmm.... this is my favorite part of the day, hands down. I was talking with a friend recently about how when I sleep in and miss the sunrise I feel different throughout the day. I move slower, feel a little off and generally distracted. Which isn't necessarily good or bad, but definitely different. Hmmm. 

I will say, regardless of how early I rise the wind makes me feel a wee bit craaaazy. The last couple days have been pretty windy and it made my body tense and mind nervous. Ordinary day to day tasks suddenly felt like a much bigger deal. Maybe the wind is blowing in winter?!!!! Who's anxious and ready to see snowflakes dancing from the sky? I am I am! 

I remember growing up how excited my brothers and I would be for the first 'big' snowstorm. You know what I'm talking about, the one that covered the ground just enough that we could ride sleds down the driveway. The driveway that is barley steep enough to keep a sled moving, even with a running start. Oh yea. We would bundle up after dinner and play outside in the dark until Mom dragged us inside. Then we would keep our fingers crossed that it would snow all night so school would be cancelled, which NEVER happened. We even had a morning where the school bus got stuck in a snow bank a mile or two from our stop. Can you imagine the excitement?! Well... until the snowplow drove by and pulled us out. And off to school we went.

My younger brother is visiting next week... you better believe we will attempt to go sledding if there's enough snow on the ground! Fingers crossed.

Ok, maybe I've had too much coffee this morning... Maybe.

Garden update. The lovely Fall weather has kept things growing, and happily. So we are harvesting today and delivering bountiful shares to Ridgway and Telluride. There are a couple shares left... call me if you're interested. 

Most of the garlic is finally planted! Wahoo. Six varieties are in, and one to go. Hopefully that happens tomorrow morning.

Have a beautiful day!!!