Yesterday I went to get new duck eggs to hatch, expecting to get 15 eggs. Instead, I got 20 of them, at a more than 100% discount! My "egg dealer" was so nice, he sold me the eggs for about 1 dollar each. Where I am, they usually sell for the equivalent of about 3 … Continue reading Stop Climbing The Same Mountain Over And Over Again!
Today I am getting my second set of duck eggs to hatch. Yes, I'm screaming inside, of excitement! Almost as nervous as the first time, and almost as worried I'll mess up. Last time, I managed to hatch 10 out of 15 ducklings (13 fertilized), so it's not that I'm not confident in my hatching … Continue reading I Must Not Be Fooled
If you can't find what motivates you, start with removing everything that demotivates you. Example: I woke up at 6:30 today, motivated to go and feed my ducklings, but I skipped changing their bedding (saved for later) because I feel strongly against the door to the chicken house, where I get new bedding. Because of … Continue reading Excluding and Refining: In Business and Life
I had extravagant plans for the farm this year. Don't get me wrong, I still do, but I've come to realize that I can't fulfill all of my plans for the year. It's not giving up, simply seeing things as they are, and learning. When I planned my market garden, I didn't realize how much … Continue reading Things Did Not Go As Planned
Reflecting on what I wrote in yesterday's post, I realized that I talked a lot about other people. It wasn't ideal. Why focus on other people? There's a good reason for why I did it, though. Not good as in smart, but as in explanatory. The reason is my listening to Rich Dad, Poor Dad, … Continue reading Focusing On Myself, Spiraling Into Obsession
I sometimes want to not care. When I don't get the attention I crave, I want to not give a shxt about it and the person not giving me it. Yes, I called him my beloved husband a couple of hours ago, but there are times when my excessive neediness gets the best of me; … Continue reading Farming as a Distraction + My Mixed Feelings About Egg Production