Posts tagged: hunkering down

Enforced Hunker Down Days

By , January 12, 2020

Early on in our life here on the homestead, we embraced the concept of the Hunker Down Day (see “Hunker Down” Days). I’m not sure, but I believe that post holds the record for most words—at any rate it’s way longer than the majority of our posts.

Even so, part of the reason it’s so long is that it goes into what often happens on a regular “Hunker Down Day”: after we decide to stay put, to shelter in place, we often get out and do things outdoors after all.

So, lately we’ve had Hunker Down Days that to me feel downright celebratory. Michelle and I took a moment to examine precisely why.

wind on Alaska's Lynn Canal

The wind had laid down considerably by the time I got bundled up to take a few daylight photos (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Breaking the Autumn “Rule”

By , August 13, 2014

Monday, Aly and I broke “the rule.” As rain poured on the fog-shrouded land and water, we turned on our favorite autumn music, brewed hot drinks, and settled down to work on a puzzle.

We broke the “rule” of ignoring the coming of autumn for a decent interval beyond Michelle’s “summer” birthday (see The Circle of the Seasons: Autumn or Ghost Ferns and Witchy Woods). Continue reading 'Breaking the Autumn “Rule”'»

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