I posted somewhere else about hiring someone to help me finish a few jobs that I seemed to never get done. In my case it was the demolition of a collapsing shed and running some fence. What jobs do you have that seem to never get done?
Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions. Mark Twain
"You must be the change you want to see in the world." "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Mahatma Gandhi
"Preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words." --Francis of Assisi.
"Family farms work when the whole family works the farm." -- Adam Klaus
I have been thinking while I worked, which job is never completed. I'm in the ALL OF THEM camp, but the one that I think bugs me most is I don't get to do stuff that is fun. I figure out how to enjoy most of the work I do, but things that have no reason except to be fun haven't happened in years. Not even really sure what I'd want to do simply for fun.....
1. A Green-house: I soooo... need the season extension at both ends, a place other than my window ledge to start seedlings and get them large enough that a slug won't eat the lot in one night. I also need a warmer spot for things like tomatoes. Sure there are other plants that grow better in my ecosystem, but the two males I feed LOVE tomatoes - in almost all forms - and I'd rather grow them myself in good dirt! Of corse the problem is that I'm fussy - I believe to be energy efficient it needs to have its north wall decently insulated, and I'd *really* like to use a minimal amount of plastic. This is bucking a major trend where everyone just says, "Build a hoop house and throw plastic over it."
2. A more in-my-face stall is a portable shelter for young birds which required design changes after many years of use. I'm currently stalled on the pop-door it needs. In my eco-system, warm, dry places to work are helpful and lacking. I'm aware of several projects that would have made much more progress if I had better work-space.
I have to make sure to let go of the frustration so I can keep moving on the urgent things - today that's getting the strawberries and peas picked!
I'm with Pearl - I try to make the work fun, so I'm supporting a friend who's decided she *really* likes going crabbing - it's work, but you get to chat, and it's food!