For all the woes and heartaches of this past Spring and early Summer; the getting nothing planted, the weed takeover, the back pain, the never-ending rain, and the ones I didn't share; the chicken hawk abductions, the first-time-rabbit-mommy failure, the broken lawnmowers, the air conditioner breakdown.....
I still got up every morning and tried. And I succeeded in some things. I learned how to barter. BARTER! I gave up some blueberries and fresh eggs for other produce. This was a huge accomplishment for me. I was so excited to make a trade and come home with fresh veggies and a sense of being able to survive without money- a new skill! I cleared the hurdle of trepidation when it comes to making a face to face transaction without a pre-arranged value of currency.
This morning I put a home-grown, grass fed, never-gonna-be-recalled goat roast into the crock pot with some fresh snipped rosemary and some chunks of bartered veggies. And I found myself thinking about how impossible that would have been if I had given up because of the getting nothing planted, weed takeover, back pain, never-ending rain moments. And in that moment I found my satisfaction, enough to carry me through a few more trials.
C'mon along folks, we got stuff to do!