Inch by Inch

wear that mountain down

A mentor of mine once said that sometimes you have to be a glacier. Progress may be slow and may seem undetectable, but year by year, inch by inch, glaciers can wear mountains down.

I have to remind myself of that a lot during this current journey. I very often look back and wonder where my week (or weekend) went and how did I not get anything done?! But I am making progress, inch by inch, but progress all the same and that is how you wear a mountain down.

Progress is being made little by little on lots of fronts.

Books being read: Building Community Food Webs by Ken Meter, Edible Forest Gardens Volumes I  by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier, and No Dig Organic Home and Garden by Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty. Of this set I am enjoying the Edible Forest Gardens book the most, but I have had No Dig Organic Home and Garden book longer and need to get it back to the library soon so I’m trying to get that finished first. The Community Food Webs is for the book club starting next week so I also have to get my chapters done for that. 

Making progress on getting the hay-box lids finally finished. You may be confused since I posted about having finally gotten the hay-box lid figured out back in December and how are they not done yet?! Well funny thing, I am a hardcore procrastinator and of course something went wrong with the measurements and every lid frame is off by 2.75” in one dimension so I’ve been working on fixing that. Also I managed to mess up cutting the hay-net part and need to fix that. Goal is to have them done and installed by Tuesday.

I am currently waiting on quotes for building the barn from four builders. Hopefully I’ll have those in soon and we’ll know if we are building this year or not.

We are all still figuring out our new morning chore routine now that we finally have the “barn” shelter cleaned out and have been using that to feed them every morning. But even that is getting streamlined and morning chores are down to about an hour when I do them on my own.


It doesn’t have to be perfect, just try to be better.

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