Well wasn’t that a fun ride…
What, you ask? Well, moving from the city to the country, working hard in the country to try to get the whole idea of a self sustaining farm off the ground, being dashed on a few fronts: financially, Animal-ly (this year the deer have nibbled our apple tree branches and destroyed our hay that was left in the field) physically and spiritually. But you know what they say…you can’t keep a good man down (or woman) so Bill and I are back on the horse, and ready to give it again for all it’s worth.
We are straddling two worlds now. Working in the city and retreating to the country each night. Weekends are holy to us. Slowly, we are turning our little cabin in the middle of nowhere (Wakaw) into a haven – and this with the most recent purchase of a sauna. Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
There is nothing more cleansing than a good sweat and our infrared sauna provides just that after a good 30 minutes or so. The heat is marvellous and just knowing how good it is for our bodies enhances how we feel when we step out of it…and into the hot tub. Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh.
Okay, so money can’t buy happiness, won’t keep the animals out of the garden or from nibbling the apple trees, but it can buy the thingss that help us create our little shangri la.
After three years I think we’ve come to realize that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence, but it sure is nice to explore the options. And while the rat race is still just that, a timeconsuming inconvenience, it is still something that we need to deal with if we want to be able to pay for the dream.
So this years experiment has included purchasing an Aerogarden. We have one huge tomato plant growing in it with two tiny green tomatoes sprouting forth. When I do the ROI on the device, it’s not good. So far, those tomatoes have cost us about $115 a piece. Hopefully we’ll see more fruit and we’ll use it more often and drive that ROI up! 🙂 You can take a business analyst out of the city, but you can’t take the business analyst out of the girl!