Most of this year has been spent working. I think it’s been one of the busiest years that I’ve had, between day jobs and freelance pieces. I cannot wait for the Christmas holidays, 9 days off work when I can relax and have some fun but these long winter’s nights make me think. I enjoy my day job but not half as much as I enjoy working on the croft.
I look forward to Saturdays so much; the chance to be out on the croft, doing my own thing and working with the animals. I don’t think there is anything as enjoyable, especially given the fast pace and non-stop lifestyle that has seemed to creep into my life.
The more I think about it, the more I feel that I would like to do it on a more regular basis. One day a week is no-where near long enough to do everything I want to do and the short winter days mean doing things during the week isn’t an option.
I know it’s nigh on impossible to make a living from crofting alone, but I reckon there is a better work/life balance that would work. I have some ideas for the future so watch this space.