A bit of work for the urban hippie

Well it has been a busy weekend to say the least, lots done, lots still to do and there will be posts on that next week.

As I emptied the latest load of wood for the hugel bed I am building at the moment it is 11:00pm and I was wondering to myself why am I doing this again? I had just bottled 18 liters of elderflower champagne having finished sorting out an area for Andrea’s new bee hive all afternoon and finishing things in the garden.

All I wanted to do was collapse into bed.

I am reminded of the upbringing I had and how local farmers up country would work through the night as required. I remember my father getting up in lambing season and working as required dependent on the season.

Make hay while the sun shines is a fine old saying for this but it hides the fact that ‘work you guts out as it needs to be done’ is what it really says.

I enjoy the urban hippie lifestyle and I am/have been considering a life change to increase this. If this happens then this sort of thing will be the norm for me no doubt and it is something that I need to think about. I am sure I will go for it at the end of the day I but it is perhaps something to remember in the romantic dreams many have of simpler times and lives that there will be a lot of work to do.

At the end of the day I did get a very, very nice drop of elderflower champagne to while away my typing.

(yes I will post the bottling process tomorrow as part 3)

Have a great week all no matter what you are doing.

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