Spring is about to come crashing down on me.
I need to set priorities about what I do. Questions to ask are:
- What will make the biggest difference five years from now? Twenty-five years from now?
- What is truly the most time urgent?
- What impacts other people?
- What do I have energy for?
I am doing a few things for other people. One of my friends is a businessman and he has a metric boatload of rebates that are on the verge of expiring. He is going to keep doing his core business and I am going to get very good at filling out rebates.
Another acquaintance wants to plant a LARGE orchard and he is coming into it fairly cold. I will be giving him an orchard tour so he can see how big a pear/quince tree gets, what an Asian pear tree looks like, what apple trees grafted on M-26 sized rootstock looks like. He is making some fundamental decisions, like his row spacing, that will shape his business for a long, long time. I am not selling him anything, just letting him look around.
One thing that needs to get wedged into the schedule is maintenance. I get fat when I do not get enough exercise. It looks like running five miles three or four times a week will meet that need.
One thing that is less urgent and will get shelved for a month or two is the second security camera
Sometimes there are a million more urgent things to do but the only thing I have energy for is to walk around the property with a pair of handpruners stuffed in my back pocket. And that is OK. Something gets done and those walks are good planning time.