1.I am avoiding the “trap” that I have seen a lot of retired folk fall into. Work is everything in life, and when work stops, so does the ticker! Man is designed to work , both physically and mentally!
2.It gives me a chance to show the grandchildren where the eggs, chickens and vegetables come from. (Not from Safeway, IGA or Sobeys)
3.We can steward some of God’s creatures
4.It is peaceful, quiet and restful
5.There is always something to do or be done. No boring moments!
6.I can make REALLY BIG bonfires when burning a year’s worth of brush!
7.When I go out in the morning or whenever, there are generally three horses that “talk” to me
8.Where else can you keep a dog, horses, chickens, turkeys, and perhaps a cow?
9.Where else do you have deer, both whitetail and mule, moose, coyote, fox and elk all come visiting?
10.We get woodpeckers - downy, hoary, and pileated, plus sapsuckers, chickadees wrens, sparrows, grosbeaks -evening, pine and rose-breasted plus a whole bunch of birds that I haven’t learned the names of yet , at the feeder.
11.We also have cougars and bears in the area, but that’s ok as I don’t hunt them and they don’t hunt me!
12.Every day that I go out, I get to thank God for His blessings.