Tuesday, August 14, 2012
For the most part, I would not say that I especially enjoy projects that require such hard labor. Those that need to be done out of necessity, I complete (eventually), but I tend to mutter and complain about the task from start to finish. However, one job that I tackle each year that involves yeoman's work is the remulching of the landscaped areas in my yard. Yet with this job, I take a notable satisfaction in its tackling. When the work is completed, I am drenched with sweat, bone-weary, and every muscle in my body aches. But, sitting back and looking at the completed work, somehow fills me with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Perhaps in working the land, I am rekindling some deeper connection with those farm workers from long ago.
Posted by Daniel