This is the part I hate the most. I’ve been through it many times before. One part of my life comes to a close and for a short time, I’m left floating in limbo, waiting to dive into the next chapter. I hate the gaps in-between. I’m not a patient person.
I’m wrapping things up at Hayseed’s this week. After Friday, I’ll throw off the confining shackles of shopkeeper and start boxing up the leftover inventory. I bought a ton of it for the farm (tools, feed, soil amendments, books) so there’s not really much to liquidate, which is a relief. It’s been really fun, but I’m glad it is only seasonal. Being there all week during the growing season had me sort of feeling like I was being pulled away from what I really wanted to be doing…digging in the dirt and opening up some hives as opposed to telling other people how to do it. But I digress, it was really fun and I met loads of wonderful people by being there.
I’ll be spending the rest of the month teaching and boxing up my life here in Brooklyn with Neil. We move in about 4 weeks, and once I’m in NJ I’ll focus much of my attention on getting outbuildings constructed with Trish & Maureen. A greenhouse, a chicken coop and rabbit housing are on the top of the list of priorities. If we’re lucky, we’ll get some goat housing and a hay shed built too before it gets too blustery.
I’ve been spending a lot of time before the move budgeting, making shopping lists of electric fencing and loads of compost. I’m ready to do this. I’m standing still right now and I’m ready to book it to our new life!
On the other hand, I could use this time in between gigs to mend all of my clothes which are starting to look pretty shaggy. I’m a terrible seamstress and could benefit from the practice.