I was out in the windbreak along the driveway the other day, trimming and sawing down windfallen trees, and thinking. You get to do a fair bit of thinking when you’re doing work like that, because it’s mostly just repetitive motion, using your muscles and leaving your brain free to idle. I had a lot of sawing to do, and I was worried that I’d work myself so hard that I’d have trouble brushing my hair the next morning. I was feeling just the teensiest bit sorry for myself, and thinking that an acreage has to be just about the world’s most expensive gym membership.
Then I heard some noise above me, and looked up to see not one or two, nit even five or ten, but fourteen cranes flying overhead. I sat in the grass and watched them fly for a while.
It might be an expensive gym membership, but having an acreage is also cheap therapy!