Enjoy the moment of whatever you are doing. DO NOT think that as soon as you get X,Y and Z done you can pause and be content. It will never happen, by the time they get done, AA, BB, and CC will need to get done too. Instead just realize you have a few acres of land, a dream a lot of people wish they could live out. Enjoy just working. Working is a good thing and learn to be content in doing, not in the planning and finished stages.
(13) Expect that your partner/wife/husband/etc might not be as motivated as you are, or have a love of different things. Me, I am tireless...as long as I can do it from a tractor seat. Physical hand labor...oh my I struggle. My wife, she toils in the garden daily, reluctantly drives the tractor and absolutely refuses to drive my bulldozer (the easiest equipment in the world to operate). Don't push, try to be understanding, but most importantly try and get them in the moment as well, that is get them to enjoy farming and see it as a living out the dream, and not in the finished project. Oh how that moment of glee is so short lived...best to enjoy the actual working of a project. That is contentment.
Travis Johnson wrote:I have seen so many Permiculturists and Homesteader's get burned out,