Monday, June 11, 2012

Ebbs And Flows

My Giddy Up Go was busted for most of the weekend.

I did get to spend a little time out on the lake chasing Sand Bass until my buddy's boat broke down and left us stranded on the water for about three hours. Either way, I was still on the lake fishing.

The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing. My definition of relaxing and yours might be two different things though. My relaxing consisted of fence mending, mowing and gardening. Plus we had chicken customers coming and going and also gave a tour or two of the Mini Farm. Thank goodness I just mowed.
One of the ladies on one of the tours had a very graphic vocabulary so to speak. Lets just say she liked the "F" word, a lot. It was funny. "Those chickens are so "F"ing cute", "This garden is so "F"ing amazing", or the best one of, "You people are so "F"ing cool".
My head was so "F"ing big when she left I could barley get through the door.

I have decided to move forward with the How-To books and will get the first one done whenever it gets done. I don't want to set a date for me because that would be added stress I don't need, but it will happen.

I am also at a cross roads on how I do things here at the Mini Farm. The goals I set a couple of years ago are getting further away day by day. So I am thinking on just letting those goals go and create some time for the wife, kids and myself to have some fun.
What it boils down to folks is that I am tired. 
I guess I can be a CSA when I get older.                  

20 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with being tired or changing your priorities a bit if needed. Everyone needs a break sometimes.

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  2. MDR you need to do what's right for you and the family. We all need to rethink our goals and priorities every few years. 3 hrs on the lake, sounds so stressful. :)

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  3. It is always good to re-evaluate the path you are on is still the direction you desire to go. I know things seem to be happening around here pretty hard and heavy. I keep what you shared in your experience with me in mind. It is my reality check before things get out of hand. - Genevieve

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    1. Good to hear from you Genevieve, thank you.

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  4. I agree, re-prioritizing is something that should be done often. I think 5 year plans are great and all but when you have been going in a direction that isn't right for you to keep walking it would be "F"ing ridiculous!! Ha ha ha enjoy your time with your family!!

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  5. do what you need to do, be happy, don't burn yourself out, buddy - yer too "F"ing" young!!! that lady sounds like she was to die for!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Y'all would have gotten along great Kymber. She was too funny.
      Thanks for your help.

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  6. I know how you feel. We are "restructuring" what we want to get done on this place in the time we have to do it so we can sell it and get where we want to go. It is less than what was originally planned. Time is just too F---ing short! Time for some fun!

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  7. it is easy to get burne out so to speak when you ush yourself too hard you don't get to enjoy what you like to do that way so you dserve to kick back and enjoy and take a break now and then besides it is getting toooo hot to be working outside anyhow

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    1. Anony, the hotter it gets is when the harder the work gets. I hate to loose animals so we water, feed and cool off the critters several times a day. I cannot expect someone else to do that for me when I am kicking back at the lake.
      We have pushed ourselves to the point of burn out this year. We had major problems last year and I was determined to get back to that point this year and it has just about killed me.

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  8. My Giddy Up Go was busted
    Haha. Made me think of Jo Dee Messina's song "My Give a Damn's Busted".

    They say the worst day fishing is better than the best day working.
    We helped someone fix their boat trailer in the Wally World parking lot on Saturday so they could go fishing, too.

    We always find mowing to be restful. Plus it gets something done!

    I think it's great that you want to spend time with your family. Go have a blessed time. We'll be here when you get back. ♥

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    1. I agree on the fishing LindaG
      I am not going anywhere, I think I am just going to restructure my focus. Instead of using every spare minute I have working, I think I am going to invest it into the family.

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    2. It will pay off in excellent future dividends for you, I hope. ♥

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  9. i hear ya! homesteading and being self reliant/self sufficient ain't for sissies that is for sure! i cannot tell you how many times over the last 20 plus years that we have had a change of heart or change of plans. some things work out great, but overall, many more things dont work out at all. and it is real easy to get burned out. and it does not take long to figure out that we just cannot do it all, no matter how hopeful and lucky we might be. sometimes, we have to take a little time and come up for some air. right now i am double timing it with the gardens, food preservation and my sewing/crafts business..but, i know that i will get my resting time not too long from now....i hate that f word-

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    1. There is nothing simple about the simple life Anony.
      My heart is still living this way but not as hard. My life does not depend on it right not and I have all the things in place for if it does.
      I understand on the gardens but being that it is this winters food I don't mind bearing the pain.

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  10. I'm right there with ya MDR. I'm wondering about my goals too.

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