Yes, I did take a walk today with the dogs at Bannock Point – I had to after over an hour with the chainsaw, – an hour on a slope that challenged me to stand upright and not fall over and slice of my arm – haha.
I did slice down so many trees and other crap that I wore out the chainsaw (again). It will have to be sharpened before I can finish the job. But I’ve made good headway. We now have pretty much full sun from the south coming at our raspberries and the veggie beds once they’re in place.
I’ll wield tools when I get the chance and complete the job. I’ll also wield pruners – in some cases they’re just necessary. We sure do have a lot of prickly stuff on the property. Meanwhile, Simon is chainsawing up the high slope and chipping wood. It takes time. It’s a big piece of neglected land.
My arm hurts – oh well – muscles I am not used to. So you can imagine how wonderful it felt to get out after all that and walk with the dogs in spring sunshine and warmth. No jacket! No snow! Yup – getting there.
I got a huge piece of my hiking book written today. It’s definitely the place I want to put my energy. I’m royally fed up with submitting and getting rejection letters. I don’t mind the rejection – really not. I never really expected anyone to pick up my book – I didn’t think it was unique enough or exciting enough. That’s not to say it isn’t pretty well written. I think it is. But I also don’t think there’s a current market for it.
I’m happy to put it away and concentrate on one thing: the hiking book. I have faith in it and I enjoy writing it. And I truly like having one focus: mastery: doing one thing.
Baking sourdough bread today. Planning for a KMC hike on Saturday and beginning to form tentative plans for the Jack Augerpoint Traverse this summer.
Keeping busy. Keeping focussed. Finding ways to support the Green party in this election. Politically speaking, the Greens are the only possible choice – everything else is throwing the future of our planet into a metaphorical wood chipper. As a species, we humans seem to truly suck at the big picture – which has brought us to the point where we are today – on the brink of extinction. We must look at the very large picture – at the survival of the planet – at making the planet thrive.