If you think things have been strangely quiet at Farm Folly lately you’d be right. Last summer Robin started work on a new construction project, the details of which we had been debating for years. We didn’t mention it on the blog, but the work affected all of our other projects. As the summer progressed, exposure to the harsh construction chemicals left Robin feeling sick and exhausted almost constantly. We scaled back our other plans for the year, and I took over most of the chores and gardening.
Summer transitioned to a rainy fall and mild winter as our new project slowly took form. One likes to imagine that all jobs can be a joint effort, but sometimes one person unavoidably bears the brunt. In this case Robin was responsible for all the major construction work and thus continued to be exhausted and miserable. No stage of the construction could be described as easy or pleasant. A few weeks ago the first phase of construction was finally complete and we are ready to share photos of our new addition. Her name is Sidney.
Fortunately, Sidney has agreed to manage her own construction going forward so long as we supply the building materials. This has freed Robin from the task, and she is already feeling much better. You’ll probably see more of Sidney in the future, but we have no plans of changing the focus of this site. Our post rate should soon return to normal. Auditory discord induced insomnia provides lots of opportunities for writing.