An average day
"Dear Anna: as a would-be homesteader and blogger, I was wondering what your normal day on the homestead looks like in terms of time spent in the garden versus online blogging or documenting your experiences? I'm sure it varies according to the season, but I am still curious as to what a typical day looks like for you and Mark. Thanks!"
After a couple of
years on the farm, Mark and I came to a compromise we could both be happy
with about working hours --- 9 to noon, then 1 to 4. During
warm weather, we spend the first chunk working outdoors and the
second chunk on money-making tasks (swapping the order in the
winter). You hear about the outdoors portion of our day all
the time, and can probably guess that the other half consists of
making chicken waterers (both of us, or
sometimes various helpers), mailing those waterers (Mark), writing (me), and keeping our online empire running
Of course, there are
also the parts of the day that don't really count as work (if any
of it does, which is up for debate). I start half an hour
earlier than Mark does so I can feed the chickens and walk
Lucy. Mark takes the afternoon shift, bringing in the
eggs and giving Lucy another training walk after "work."
Cooking doesn't count as work (unless there's a lot of excess to
be preserved), and neither does blogging.
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