Friday, May 18, 2012

A Down Day

I woke up 2 hours later than normal today, at 8:30. Normally the morning sun wakes me up around 6:30, or the rooster crowing gets me out of bed sometime around then. But for whatever reason my body seemed to need some extra sleep today. I did work extra hard yesterday in the heat (which I normally don't do) so perhaps I needed some recovery time.

I don't set an alarm. I sleep when I'm tired. I figure my body knows what it needs and I am not prone to laying in bed all day in slothfulness. (I'm prone to surfing the internet all day in slothfulness, but not laying in bed.)

So today is going to be a relatively light work day. We'll water the garden, tend to the livestock, and cook a leisurely lunch but I'm not going to bust my hump on any of the ongoing projects. I've got some other light tasks that should be tended to and so today is a good day to do them.

I like having the luxury of choosing what work I will do and when I will do it. There are many farm tasks which must be done in a very timely manner, but on a farm there are many days like today in which the garden grows, fruit ripens, and animals grow fat without the effort and labor of the farmer. Tomorrow I'll get back to the hard stuff, but today we rest easy.


Gorges Smythe said...

Good for you!

Gorges Smythe said...

Concerning other posts which are drawing fire, do like I do and moderate all comments. Just don't post the ones that are purposely disagreeable.