"Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.” ― Richard P. Feynman
I steep myself in so many different interests that I have come to have a mild working knowledge of many things. This comes in handy on the homestead as well as in life in general but I have found that I have yet to master anything. I do find that I am happier when I let myself explore with reckless abandon and don't worry about "being taught" in the classic sense. Man was born with the ability to learn, if we weren't, we wouldn't crawl, walk or talk. These are all things that healthy children will learn on their own if left to their own devices and the joy of this learning or experiencing doesn't end there.
Sure, why not, it's highly possible. I know I have got the "OMG ARE YOU CRAZY!?!" look more then a few times. But does that mean I'm really crazy? Eh? Not sure...perhaps. Why am I asking this? Well because I was just reading a post from one of my herbal Yahoo Groups. For those of you that aren't aware, I've been doing an herbal course now since little man was born. I love it but I am moving through it very slowly. My interest jumps back and forth between herbalism and homeopathy but I feel on some level they are intimately connected which is likely why I love Matthew Wood's work so much.
In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure. ~Malcolm X
Mini successes. I cleaned my house yesterday just by putting one foot in front of the other and sticking to one room at a time! Usually I am whizzing all over the place and picking things up left right and sideways and never seem to make it anywhere. Yesterday, I just did what I could do and it didn't take nearly as long. Perhaps this was a lesson learned? I have other tasks I am still working on catching up on but we have done quite a lot in the past week.
It's been a beautiful morning. I sat down to write earlier and little man decided it was time to get up. So after a sentence I was interrupted. But at 6:20 it was already nearly 70 degrees. Unbelievable weather for this time of the year. The guy working on our bathroom said Mother Nature made a fibber of him. He said we don't usually get grass until June but we've got grass! Oh do we have grass. I will have to mow the lawn here shortly.
Sometimes I feel like time isn't on my side. I know I have just as much time as the most brilliant minds of our (and past) centuries but man, where does it go! Since the last time I wrote here, we have had 6 lambs, canned up 4 gallons of syrup using our home made cinder block arch and an open fire, brought a mama sheep back from the brink, milked one of our sheep very successfully (they are not supposed to be milk sheep but she has wonderful production and a BIG baby), built a make shift pallet fence for part of our field, finally got our hoop house to withstand wind, and probably some stuff I'm forgetting.
Hi there, Wysteria here. I will be writing as regularly as possible on behalf of my family and regarding our adventures in farming, food, health and things of the like. My interest range widely and my brain wanders far. Namaste.