I experienced a twinge of sadness when putting the Brew Hut away for the winter yesterday. Today greeted me with cold, wet and darkness. While I have some big plans for the Brew Hut next summer and fall, I will need to work at not becoming complacent, fat and lazy as we enter the gray zone of late October and November. Julia leaves on her trip to Shanghai, China today. I may have been feeling a little sorry for myself, tending to the home fires and Justin.
Hiking is a great way to shake off the doldrums. The first step was getting off my butt. By 11 a.m, I was driving the short distance to Gibraltar Rock Natural Area, one of my go-to-makes-me-happy hikes. Although it rained last night, the trail was in decent shape with a bed of leaves to absorb the needed precipitation.