Bailey stacking Firewood

Working with my Hands…

I’m the type of person that given the opportunity I’d binge watch T.V. and eat all day long. And though this quarantine sounds like my dreams have come true, I’m learning something different…It feels good to be working with my hands.

Dad has never liked to just sit around. He can’t stand doing nothing. Since being furloughed in early April Dad’s been getting up around 7 am and REARING to go!  He’s already gotten 4 new garden beds built; a lot of icky wood burned, a TON of firewood cut, moved and stacked, burned several Honey Suckle plants, and is currently working on the worm towers. (Yeah, I’m not sure how I feel about those either)…

We’ve planted the cold weather veggies, and filled several garden beds with dirt among the normal household chores, work, and school. We’ve accomplished about 1.5-2 months of work in just 19 days! In fact, because of how far we’ve gotten in the garden it’s actually strange how chilly it is. It feels like it should be mid-May or something…

Because Dad is SO motivated to get work done around the house while he has the time, he’s actually helping each of us to be more productive during the day. We’re getting our work/school done earlier in the day so that we can go outside and albeit slowly I’m finally figuring out a better work/life balance!

This virus and quarantine have taught me SO much. Among the many lessons that I’ve learned is that I actually feel better when I’m working with my hands!

I’m learning that it feels good to get your hands dirty once in a while. It feels good to put in a hard day’s work knowing that in just a short time we’ll see the benefits of our labor. I still enjoy days where I can chill in front of the T.V. with a good snack. However, I’m finding that I feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally when I’m working with my hands.

“and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you.”
~1 Thessalonians 4:11

Until next time,

Bailey Sue