#instafarm #7: the big picture
My life at Cavaleiro Farm isn’t just about doing physical farm tasks.
Actually, we all spend quite a bit of time in front of our computers, books and notepads, learning, planning and writing for the development and business side of things.
I, of course, also spend time writing for Nature Immersed. And though I fell off the wagon more recently, I am in the midst of writing a book, as well!
(The book will be about my spiritual development journey, and part of it will tell the story about my time on the farm. The stuff I don’t talk about on my website). 😉
My farm experience wouldn’t be as fulfilling to me if the learning component was missing, or if I wasn’t being challenged intellectually.
I have always loved learning, asking questions, and analyzing things.
I find so many things in life fascinating, and I’ve discovered that if you dig a little deeper beneath the surface, you often find that there are a lot of complex, interesting layers underneath.
I want to know the bigger reason behind why, for example, I take the sheep out to graze.
It’s not just about doing that farm chore for the sake of doing it. It’s about improving the quality of our soil through good land management using the sheep.
And related to that, understanding what happens to that precious top soil when it isn’t being cared for.
Whether I’m learning about carbon sequestration, brainstorming ideas for a new project, or creating copy for a communication product, my brain is always getting a mental workout here.
I feel really lucky to have Antonio as a mentor who enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge with me.
And I also love that my intellectual and creative skills are valued and put to good use at the farm!