I'm unsure how 18 days flew away but they did. Here are some of the things that we did during this quarantine to help the farm and family keep going:
Animal feed was purchased in bulk.
Dry goods were inventoried and assessed.
We played games, read to each other and listened to our church service.
Aromasticks (more than 200) were donated to frontline healthcare workers.
Cards were sent to a variety of people to bring cheer across the miles.
The HPF shop was refilled in a timely pace.
The animals received more walks, more pets and more of everything over these weeks.
We prayed a lot.
Calls were made that were well overdue.
Cooked with purpose and frugality.
Moved our children home with their children.
Took meals to people in need.
Wrote articles for publications.
Spent time talking. Just talking.
Went through every photo album and rearranged, lamented, laughed and discussed.
We didn't watch TV, news or listen to the radio.
We planned our garden. Ordered seeds.
Real emergencies that happened on the farm were dealt with.
We made laundry detergent.
Cleaned, cleaned and cleaned.
Made yogurt and bread.
Looked for other ways to return to whole living.
Overall, I think we learned that getting back to basics was not only comforting but wise. What did you do over these last days and what was your takeaway?
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