Saturday Afternoon Ramblings – Thankful #6

I’m thankful for Saturdays.  They are the best day of the week.  After a 50+ hour week, Saturdays are my chance to do all the things I want to do, like working on the farm or doing yard work or cleaning up.  I usually spend 10-12 hours on Sundays grading (that’s in addition to the 50 hour week, by the way), so Saturdays are the only day that’s mine.  Even if I spend the entire day working on something, it’s a break from the overwhelming grind of the week, so I am thankful for this day to get away from education.

Today, for example, I have spent the entire day going back and forth from working on the prototype to doing laundry to burning brush.  The basic frame for the unit is complete, and while it was a lot of work and a lot of trial and error, I couldn’t be happier with it.  The design is sturdy and functional and should be fairly easy to replicate now that I know the basic layout.  In terms of cost, I think it will save us hundreds of dollars over a pre-made system.  There are still many Saturdays worth of work to go before the entire prototype is complete and operational, but I am grateful for this day of the week to pursue my dream of launching this farm.

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