All my kids know to never tell me they are bored.They, including the wife, know we have way to much to do to be bored. The main problem is, the stuff that needs to be done usually isn't what anyone want's to do.
Do I want to, no. Do I need to, yes. Did it all get done, not a chance.
The oldest girl comes to me this weekend and asked, "Lets go do something, I'm b......." She knew not to say it and stopped herself before the word actually came out. Even at twenty years old she knows she is not immune to rules. It was close enough to the word for me so I gave her a list. Clean the barn, Mow the yard and weed eat, Dig out and set pave stones, Chop wood, Weed the gardens, Move some animals around and so on and so on. I'm not saying they would have got done, but I gave her the list anyway.
I personally didn't want to do most of it either. I had some nagging things I needed to get done in the house. I hate to waste a good weekend on doing house work, but some of it just needs to be done. So, I cleaned out the freezers and reorganized them. Faced and reorganized the food room. Took inventory and reorganized the shelves of canning jars. Reorganized and inventoried the ammo and so on.
It was a weekend of stuff you never really want to do and put it off until you get bored enough to do it. Truth be told I was just as bored as everyone else, but this stuff still needed to be done.
We did get a lot of regular maintenance things accomplished outside as well, but it's all included in the day to day operations of the Mini Farm.
We hardly even touched the huge and ever growing "To Do" list this weekend and for some reason nobody had any "want to" to even give it a good effort, including myself.
At one point late yesterday evening we were all outside on the back porch just sitting. The wife reading, the girl playing on her phone and me just sitting watching the animals. The girl grabbed the BB Gun and I
Truth be told it's not about what we got done, just sitting on that back porch shooting a beer can with two of the most important people in my life was being more productive than I have been in a long time. Boredom well spent.
That's it for now,