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Wrapping Things Up
November 8, 2016, 9:52 pm
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November 7, 2016

As I work on getting the farm ready for winter, I have been much more relaxed than usual. I guess it’s because the weather has been wonderful on my days off from my off farm job. It may also be because I have great friends and family, who have helped me along the way this year. I also think it is because I finally realized that no matter what, winter is coming ready or not.

There is no sense in fretting, worrying or hand wringing. I just make a list and work hard to accomplish what I have written down. I am making great progress, because I have direction. I am doing well because I don’t give a darn if I get it all done or not! I’ve taken time out for visits, hayrides and helping others and I’m further ahead than ever. Life is short, taking time to have one is really paying off!

Lastly, there may be two other things that have helped. I said, “no” when asked to do a couple of projects for other people. I’m not good at that, but in both cases it worked out for all involved. I didn’t get bogged down and the other people got their projects completed on their own timeline. The other thing is … gasp…that I asked for help…and many folks stepped right up.

One thing is for sure, I have learned a few valuable lessons. Saying “no” is not the end of the world and time spent with family and friends gets more precious every single day. I will continue to put equipment away and tie up loose ends, heck, I might even remember to bring the water hoses in!


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