You know, there’s an awful lot of work to do on a farm and it often wearies me to the point that I just want to sit and stare at nothing on particularly bad days.
But I also find that living on a farm and working on that farm is very relaxing and it makes it easier to sleep at night. Which is important to me because my sleep cycle is easily inverted if I’m not careful. I also have found that it calms my mind when something happens and I’m having a difficult time processing it.
This happened yesterday. I won’t go into details, but I received some news that was very shocking to me halfway through the day and it kind of took me out for several hours before my sister came home and we went out back to plant some asparagus and strawberry bare root plants in the garden and dig in the pond a bit.
By the end of the two and a half hours of work, I was feeling far more settled and the weighty matter of which I’d received news of earlier was no longer stopping my mind from thinking and doing things.
So I am grateful this week for all of the hard work that living on and running a farm takes.
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