|Steve worked on splitting firewood this afternoon. Whevever there is some spare time, we often spend it getting winter ready.|
In ultrarunning, there is a saying that is sort of a mantra for those in the sport. It is this:
RELENTLESS FORWARD MOTION
It means simply, keep moving forward. Even if it is a slow shuffle, its still progress. Every step is one step closer to the finish line. Believe me, at mile 80 something of a hundred mile race, you just want to sit and rest. And it seems those last 20 miles are an insurmountable challenge. But "relentless forward motion" will get you there.
Similarly, we keep plugging away at all tasks necessary to make this place a farm. There are some really big tasks, and lots and lots of little tasks. There isnt much time to relax, or just sit around. Thats not to say we dont enjoy some down time, but there is much work, and it has to get done.
So I call this
RELENTLESS FARMWARD MOTION
Some of the tasks we worked on this weekend included clearing brush, raking out and leveling ground around the barn, digging out stumps, seeding grass in cleared areas, harvesting veggies, putting up peaches, and canning salsa.
|This is part of a drain and retaining wall on the west side of the barn. Still in progress.|
|This is part of the 60 pounds of tomatoes I picked.|
|And here is the beginnings of some salsa from some of those tomatoes.|