|John Deere Zen Machine|
Whenever I go to the farm and say I'm spending time on the zen machine, this is what I'm talking about. I call it that because it's the most relaxing time I have out there. It's just me, the John Deere X320, and the property...oh, and some headphones with streaming music. It gives me time to think...
|The path behind|
...to think about what spaces I still need to clear and mow. Then I look back and see what is behind, those are the moments I realize how much we've done.
|The path ahead|
...and sometimes when it looks like this, and I see the trails I've cleared and the perfect picture in front of me, I don't even think about anything in particular. Instead, my mind just drifts away to another time in the future and the minutes pass by like seconds, fleeting moments that seem like images from a dream...
These are the moments that 2nd Man and I look at each other and say,
"Do we really own this?" "Is this ours?"
Sure it still needs work, there are 11 acres to work with after all, but this is what makes it all worthwhile...and it's why I enjoy my zen machine time.
Update to post: It's Saturday...we're at the farm, hopefully do some more of the above. Hope you are off to a great start to the weekend. When we left the house it was in the upper 50's. Should be a glorious day!