Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Life on the Farm Day 4


The chickens!

Walked around the farm today and I offer you a few pics of what I observed. The young couple have only been farming for a year here and their clearing of the forest is admirable.


The turkeys!

I was editing this anthology most of the day, I hope to never edit again apart from my own work and one other commitment which I intend to tackle soonest. I don't know how anyone does it for a living. One 9 page story has had me rewriting it something like 20 times and counting - it is so mangled and grammatically a disaster but it has to go in the anthology because sales. No more can I say.


The trees (and vegetable garden)!

Then I went out in the brilliant sunshine for a while and had coffee and finished my book and took stock of the comings and goings of the populace. And thought long and hard about what I was doing with my life.


The ducks!

And I've decided to drop a lot of the extraneous from it. What I deem extraneous. No more committees, no more start-ups (goodbye community theatre). I am filling my days with bliss and only doing the stuff I do with joy and gratitude. And there is so much of this if I make it happen. Stuff that puts a smile on my face and not an old grouchy sour puss will-it-ever-be-over face.

See? I needed this time away to clarify my thinking, my dreams, my little goals, what's left of my life. That time is now.

We are never too old to change, m'dears.

8 comments:

  1. I am loving these posts from your retreat. What a perfect spot you've chosen, and from the sound of it, for all the right reasons. You are indeed a wise woman;)

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    1. Thanks Sharon, though wise I'm not. Still learning. And stumbling. This place is quite perfect for reflection.
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  2. I long ago decided I wasn't going to over-burden myself with too many well-meaning commitments that were too much like hard work. I will only do what I genuinely enjoy and that's it. Sometimes it's hard to say no but that's better than landing myself with something that turns into a joyless slog.

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  3. I think it's easier to avoid overly committing in a large city than in a small town when it's quite visible what needs to be done and an aging population puts increased pressure on the healthier residents. :(
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  4. Catching up to you. I am happy that you are blogging so often. You do so much! I am in awe of people as productive as you.

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    1. Gee Hattie, I find your life packed and you always manage to keep so current with the political and local scenes. I tend to let the blog go when I get overwhelmed but as I keep it updated while at the farm I'm find it a good grounder for me.

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  5. The stuff you do with joy and gratitude, that is a great way to decide what to do and what to stop doing. I like those chickens and ducks and rural scenes.

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  6. What a lovely way to live and also be able to avail of such a life as bnb!

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