Running to and fro after things that are not needed and worrying over other things we don’t have and events that have not happened. Countless other distractions eating up our precious, dwindling time, making us grow old before we have to and often not wiser.
Putting undue importance and reverence on vain pursuits down paths that do not lead anywhere. Making our already busy lives busier for the sake of unfocused and unplanned goals, often making us unfulfilled and feeling “empty” at the end of our course.
Perhaps we must take a bit of that time we fritter away to consciously tell ourselves to STOP, take the time to think and meditate deeply on what is really important. Take the time to “smell the roses”. Take the time to look around and appreciate the simple things of life that have been given to us without always having to add or subtract to it unless really necessary.
If those things are good, then be thankful for them. If bad, then learn, grow, solve them if you can and then move on from them.
Slowing down, consciously meditating on what we are really doing, planning in our minds our paths without just “going with the flow” of what everyone else is doing takes deliberate action.
Try just saying STOP, take a TIME-OUT, take a pause of what you are preoccupied with, meditate and really THINK about what you are doing with that precious life you have and the time left in it.
Once you have figured it out and perhaps wishing to steer yourself on a new path, actively putting those thoughts and meditations into sincere ACTION will make the difference between a life actually lived and just confirming what Thoreau once said; “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them..”
Which path will it be? STOP, THINK and then (most importantly) DO something about it…
Nova Scotia is in the middle of the grape harvest and crushing grapes is the first part in the winemaking process.
The following little video shows a little bit of what I have been up for the last couple weeks with another week to go. This year’s harvest will be a very good one due to the perfect summer conditions we have had.
Just back from a busy week in London. Great things are going on, will update later… I enjoy the vide in the UK (also the beer is great
I love London!
On a recent trip to a border town by North Korea, the North Korean entertainment did not like to be filmed…
We did have a great meal at a North Korean restaurant which caters to mostly Chinese tourists where the North Korean staff entertains the guests, sign North Korean songs which are sometime patriotic or even propaganda based showing off their country. That in itself was nice and certainly interesting to us heathens but when the camera came out to film one of these ladies signing us a song, the mood changed a bit…
We started planting on our farm today. Planted a 1000 raspberry canes, not easy work with another thousand to go tomorrow. Planting two varieties; Royalties and Novas.
Next will be and acre and a half of Honeycrisp apples, after that it will be a bit under an acre of blueberries.
Feeling good about my new fruit growing venture and the learning curve is very steep. It’s all good though…
Yesterday we got a new pet. A cute little Border Collie whom we called “Tess”.
She is certainly a handful but very smart and loving.
We will enjoy her company and will be a great addition to the family.
I have almost four acres of land to get ready asap in order to plant hopefully by the end of the week.
Planting raspberries, apples, blueberries and cherry trees this Spring. A project that is more work than I originally thought but immensly satisfying. So lately, all I’ve been up to is spraying herbicides on this land that has never been cultivated before, plowing, correcting soil ph with limeor sulphur, adding fertilizers, boron, etc and now rototilling, and rotolilling again in order to tame this land. I’m getting there and things are starting to look good.
Looking forward to planting and seeing neat rows of fruit starting to take shape.
The wine will be ready in 4-5 years!