This is the time of year when social is put aside, basic family needs are met, just barely, and we get up early and stay up until way past late. Preparing for market and the plant sales had us up until 2 am or 3 am most nights (or mornings)...so we didn't fall behind in our planting & animal tasks as well, plus family & home. Nightly 2 am lights-out doesn't take very long to catch up to you when you are doing this work. So it goes.
We know this is part of the deal & it isn't a complaint at all, but always is a bit of a wonder that every year is similar. Really, say we...isn't there something we can do different. And we improve things, get more efficient, make changes & choices. But largely is just what it is. It is just part of the rhythm of the work we do. Row crops have a different rhythm than produce. And all the rhythms of chicks, layers, pigs, cattle & produce generally work fairly well together...even in the spring it works. If we work. Alot.
Lucky us really. We have good work to do. Something tangible to see growing. Food on the table for ourselves & others. Meaningful work. That is worth a sprint annually, or quarterly or monthly perhaps. Rest comes later. And more deeply we hope.