Electric outage and circadian resets
What we did while the utilities were out, year-end reflections, and January 2023 workshop date.
Hello, it's good to be back writing to you. I had a nice break away for the holidays, followed by a several day utilities outage! How has your end-of-year been?
While the power was out, my family and I got to experience an even deeper level of the natural flow of this season. Did you know camping is an effective way to reset your circadian rhythm1? Well, I would say, so is an extended utility outage.
This time of year, nights here are close to 15 hours long. For this most recent round of outages, it was also the early waxing of the moon. This gave these long nights the deepest, darkest quality. Thanks to McLaury and Bee Healthy Candles apiaries (and delivery by Azure Standard), we had plenty of beeswax candles to burn.
We were, as always, so grateful for our wood stove, and enjoyed keeping the stove doors open to give us even more light.
Without our electric lights, we noticed we were even more sleepy through these days. The weather was rainy, and we also had a little chest cold contrib…