Some would say I didn’t have far to go, but I don’t talk to those people very often. Lol
Seriously, I’ve got too much to do.
And the realization hit me this weekend that I don’t have the stamina I once had. I can’t get nearly as much done in an afternoon as I once did when I was younger.
Now there’s a sobering thought!
First health benefit: you stay active! I am convinced that people who are active have a better chance of living a longer life. No, I don’t have medical statistics to back that claim up, so argue all you want, but it is what I believe.
Second, working in the soil, and working with animals, is good for your mental health. There is something very soothing and satisfying in working in the garden and raising animals. I have no idea what you would call it, but I know it’s true. There is something primal about it, a trip back thousands of years to our roots as a species, growing, caring for, being one with the earth and all of its inhabitants.
Third, raising your own food is raising healthier food. I don’t know about you but I don’t trust the major food producers any further than I can throw them. Read “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson some day and then enjoy your trip to the supermarket!
Add it all together and you have, for me, a compelling reason to keep on keeping on with what I am doing.
On a different note, I spoke to the City Council last night about our farmers market. I asked them for their help…asked them to get more involved in the promotion of the market and small farmers in general. It was well-received. It felt right.
Gotta go….the critters need attention.