An Amish field near us.
A very wise man once told me that one hour in the morning is worth more than two in the afternoon. For whatever reason that is absolutely true. I get so much more done in the morning.
There is such a thing as "too" early... but that's only because the sun sets so late. I really don't like the 9:30pm sunset. I used to love it. Going to the beach to watch the sunset and dusk at 10 at night was a treat... now I end up going to bed before the chickens want to go in.
Pretty little sunflower near my basil box.
Right now is actually the perfect time of year. It gets to be about dark at about 9 at night so I do evening chores starting at about 8pm. It gets light just before 6am and that is exactly right if you ask me. This allows me to get several hours of work in before 9am... when I let the barnyard masses out. I like to have the dogs running loose with me in the morning so I keep the hennies and ducks cooped up while I do the morning work and the dogs dog-around.
Early morning is a great time for planting and hoeing. It's better to plant while it's cool and damp - less stressful on the little seedlings and they are not burned in the hot sun. Weeding and hoeing in the morning allows some of the dew to get mixed down into the plants roots and pulls the weeds up to wilt in the hot afternoon sun.
Morning lights up this bloom.
Getting these things done in the morning allows for the soil and grass to dry out for tilling and mowing in the afternoon. It's a great little system.
Today I am working on more clearing. We need to have a big burnpile and yesterday it was just too wet. We are bushwacking our way down into the woods. I was really happy to see that there was a glorious little meadow where those trees came down last winter. The goats will come with me to graze while I'm working down there. Unfortunately they chickens think that the newly mowed pathways are really amazing so now I have a horde of jungle chickens also coming along.
Happy Monday everyone - are you a morning person?