Homestead Journal: 4-23-14
Over the course of 2014, I’ve had to redefine exhaustion more than once. Total, complete, utter exhaustion. It seems I keep having to redefine what that means. Working the homestead with Rob is causing me to keep surpassing what previously qualified for such a label.
We’re putting up fences for our horses. This land hasn’t had fences in quite some time and the areas we’re working right now are full of cat briars, rose bushes and cedar trees. The clearing of the line was exhausting work and that marked the previous level I thought was complete, utter, and total exhaustion. Surpassed that one today as we pulled barbed wire up and down the mountain and over the creek. However, as a reward for the hard work we can look back and see how much we’ve gotten accomplished.
And as an added bonus, the areas we’re working in this week are absolutely gorgeous with all the dogwoods in bloom. The falls are flowing and it’s cool down by the water. It’s a soothing place to take a rest and hope Rob calls it a day, ha. Today I took a little video to show you how pretty it is. It is as pretty as the work is exhausting.
I’d love to hear from you about your exhausting projects, especially those that were rewarding after you looked back to see what all the hard work accomplished or were carried out in beautiful surroundings. And have you ever worked so hard and then NOT been pleased with the outcome?