"Willingness to do some daily work sweating is the key to being healthy, wealthy, (and with the focused time reflections) wise."
Its what l strongly belive in. Enough work to keep your hearth at high enough revs is what flushes your sistem of any soot that might collect in the venes. Never heared about someone dyeing of a stroke/blood cloth 40 years ago when most work was still done manualy/horse/ox powered.
It allso neutralizes your dayly sins. Faty pork, tabacco, alcohol dont stand a chance if you know how to process them.
Allso, such things make you respect food, warmth, free time...
My years suply of potatoes (about 600 pounds) cost about 40 bucks. Some wuldnt eaven look at a plow for that money. Why do l till, spread manure,plant, weed, soil cover, harvest, fight with moles, hand pick every potato bug, at least a hundred hours just for the potato patch. Seed and diesel for plowing add up to about 15 bucks, so a 25 bucks for a 100 hours work is 25c/hour. Why do l do it?
Every day l look at the table at the meal my wife or l prepare, and remember every minute of work put in to it, and it pays for it self double. A litle hollyday every day
The plan is to eventualy come close to DO EVERYTHING WITH NOTHING, atleast when it comes to haveing to rely on calories from the outside world, being human calories or machine. Comeing closer every year. We are self sufficiant on potato, beans, milk, eggs and about 70% of meat, 30% of wine, 150% of cider and 500% of spirits. Only consume that on extremely rare events. Still need to get those 30% meat and grains for the animals and us. Fish pond to be built next year, carp and trout. Vineyard planted this year, alfalfa feald to be plowed in fall, a all yeat round greenhouse is in the making.