Thursday, 12 July 2012

One More Day

So I sit here, 6 o clock in the morning, enjoying my last day home. The house is quiet, as it usually is this early in the morning. The silence is filled with the ticking of the clock above the piano, occasional page turn by Isaiah in the corner, and the sweet sound of song from the birds outside. This is my idea of an early morning. A quiet start to the day, about the only one up, reading my bible, making myself some coffee, enjoying the stillness of the day. It is my favorite part of the day. I like to call it the morning twilight. That stage when the world is getting lighter, but it’s still dark, the sun is rising, but it hasn’t risen yet. 
I think I really do live in the moment. It is hard for me to imagine doing something in the future. I find it hard to pack well in advance, or plan very far ahead when it involves me. Maybe it’s just procrastination, or maybe it’s as I said, I’m living in the moment too much to be thinking ahead.
I am hoping to work hard at the farm. I say this from the outset and from what I really need not what I will want while doing it, I would like to be exhausted every single day I work. I want to be sweating 2 gallons a day. I would like to be exercising every muscle I have in my work. I want it to be physical, and I want it to be demanding of me. Where I crave sleep, but can still be up by dawn every day.
I am not sure what my days are really going to look like. I imagine I won’t have a lot of free time during the day, and will be pretty tired at night. I get Sunday off, but I believe that is the only day.
I want to learn a lot while at the farm. I want to learn more about animal husbandry (I have no doubt about that, I don’t know a whole lot), more about gardening, and more about cooking, and of course how a farm works and the marketing side of a farm. In my head I have this image of me making supper once a week, but, we’ll see how that will turn out. I’m planning on taking some of my tools and knives up with me, incase I get the chance to use them.
So here I am, 30 minutes later, still in the same position I was. I have quite a long list of what I need to get done today. I plan to make it fun, but profitable. I am planning to keep a journal or diary of my work on the farm. And I plan to post here often about it, so keep in touch!

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