Like most people, I get bent out of shape a lot of the time having so many demands on my time. Being a dad, a husband and many things to many people stresses me the f@@k out sometimes!
Whew, i just had to rant for a bit.
Where were we? Ah, yes. I admit it, I’m a glutton for taking on too many projects at once. I tend to not complete them either, (my bad)!
I call it ambition, my wife, calls it flakiness. It’s just my nature to learn new things and try to implement them, master them and move on.
Bring On The Sheep! (aka Eco Lawnmowers)
A few years ago I got into farming and we are raising a lot of our own food. I’m a bit of a prepper. We have a huge garden most years, raise chickens for meat and eggs. One fall, I even experimented with raising our own Thanksgiving turkey.
This past summer I brought home three sheep. I know, I know. What the Hell am I gonna do with sheep? Eat them for starters. We have an insatiable appetite for all things lamb. Lamb chops, lamb burger, leg of lamb, you get the point.
One of the main reasons brought sheep is we have a few acres of grass that needs to be mowed. Sheep eat grass so it seemed like a natural fit to have them do the work while I work on something that actually makes money, unlike sitting on a riding mower every week for 3+ hours! If you have a big yard you know what I mean right?
These sheep mow about a 1/3 of an acre in 1O days so I’m quite happy with them. Not only do they have twins almost every year these ladies netting me $300 per ewe, they save me gas money from the mower. That’s a win in my book.
It’s About Valuing Your Time Like A Boss…
I have a good work at home job that pays really well so, I’d rather work than do tasks that cost my family money like yard work, pressure washing the sidewalks spreading mulch etc. It’s just cheaper to pay someone to do it rathe than do it myself. I can’t tell you the times I’ve turned down jobs because I felt like I needed to go rake leaves or mow that dang yard!
A few months ago a pipe burst in our basement. I was crazy busy with work so, I had to call in a friend of mine who owns www.danvilleplumbingservices.com He brought the parts he needed and knocked it out in a few minutes and we were back in business.
Well, he was doing the plumbing work and I got to continue working and didn’t have to run to town find the fittings and spend 2 or 3 hours fiddling around with something that wasn’t a good value of my time.
How you value your time is something I strongly consider you take a look at. If you have a daylight deficit from either work demands or family, it sometimes pays more to do what you’re good at and hire someone else to do the hard work you’d rather not do yourself.