The crisp, Autumn air came early this year. Many fires around the area have already been lit. The smell of woodsmoke, like incense, wafts through the air. We're relying on sunlight through west facing windows and an electric fireplace to keep us warm in the mornings and evenings.
As I venture out every morning to tend to the animals I remember something about myself. I am a wuss about the cold. I could tolerate the cold somewhat before, but since I got pregnant with my 3rd child, I have been hopelessly intolerant of the cold. It is painful and all-consuming to me. If my bones get cold, only a long hot shower and bundling up tight helps. I have times where every inch of me is shivering under covers, with a hat on in bed.
But, my animals need my care and I hope that I can acclimate my body as I go outside every day to tend to them.