I heard a lovely story from two lovely older people on a course recently I'd like to share.
He's a farmer, and his wife had a vegetable garden all along. They toiled with the usual digging, weeding etc and eventually were ready to give up altogether, getting on and worn out.
They had a trailer full of branches and bramble ready to go to the skip. A neighbor asked them, what were they going to do with it? Did they have a shredder? They did and took his advice of shredding the whole lot and covering their vegetable plot with the chippings.
He said to me with a big smile on his face: Now we go to the garden to plant, and to harvest. The joy has returned! The harvests are better than before and so is the taste.