George – Farmer (of sorts)
August 4, 2008

I checked! http://www.behindthename.com/name/george One of the meanings of my name is “farmer”. To be sure, that is not what I am. But I have a better appreciation for the role having toiled this summer, with Joy (Ha! a pun), in our backyard.

View from the house to the green space.

View from the house to the green space.

It is beginning to pay dividends. I can now see a design emerging from the chaos. Who knows, perhaps by next summer it will be sufficiently completed that we can sit and enjoy the sounds of the birds, wind in the trees and butterflies flitting about.

For the moment I am more aware of an aching back, and tired hands and feet. It is a labour of love! That is the litany that keeps me at it. At least that’s the story I’m using today. And I’m sticking to it. Oh, oh! Here comes the litany of love again. I’d best get back to work!                         GRB