The Unforgiving Minute

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it
Rudyard Kipling – If (but you knew that didn’t you?)

Well, where do I start?

We did the cutting back, despite the cold rain, but the planting of the garlic has been delayed because I fell asleep in front of the TV last night instead of going shopping. As for the forcing of the rhubarb, that can wait till I warm up. And while I’m being honest, we didn’t exactly do all the cutting back, but there is a lot of it, and that rain was cold.

However, though the list of outdoor jobs may look like a bit of defeat I have been industrious inside, making up the calendar for 2016; tidying the files on the computer and selling half a lamb. I’ve also transferred 50 sheep photos ready for one of the girls to do a sheep scrapbook, proof read some other sheep stuff; tried to link a lap top to the wi-fi and taken a leading part in demolishing the pile of chocolate and cakes that people have brought in to eat up after Christmas.

Now I’m blogging with a clearish conscience, knowing that I have at least filled in my time, even if I haven’t filled it exactly with what I had intended.

It’s a start.

I could post some cold, grey photos of rain, but I’ve gone for butterflies and bright colours instead. Look at them and remember summer!

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Unforgiving Minute

  1. Clem

    ” …taken a leading part in demolishing the pile of chocolate and cakes that people have brought in to eat up after Christmas”

    Has there ever been a more elegant display of personal fortitude and leadership skill? For as the weather clears and the move is on to finish the cutting back, there will be need of heartily fed souls ready for the work. Such planning, and sacrifice are rare. I wonder if knighthood might be an appropriate acknowledgement??

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