Wednesday, October 18, 2006

One day in History

Wake up at 5.45.
Sit for one hour focussing my mind away from thought and onto the life within me.
Get up and log in to Second Life. Spend two hours talking to my friend who had just been dumped by her SL boyfriend. Couldn't really cheer her up much but arranged to talk again at lunchtime.
8.00 Take my wife a cup of tea in bed.
Have my breakfast - two slices of home-made organic wholemeal bread with organic spread and marmalade on, and two mugs of tea.
Go outside and feed the lambs. Bring my horse in and give him a feed. Spend about an hour grooming my horse and trimming his feet. Do a really good job.
11.00 Have a coffee.
Sharon and Maureen arrive to work with the horse they are buying from us. I help them for a while. We longline the horse up the road to get her used to traffic and to teach her to walk forward on cue.
1.oo Spend more time with my SL friend - she is a lot happier now. My wife Sarah brings me my lunch which I eat while I am sitting at my computer.
After lunch we go out and I trim Sarah's horse's feet and then we go and worm a sheep that has an obvious problem - being organic we are not allowed to routine worm, we can only worm in obvious cases of necessity. I feed the cats in the barn.
Sarah spends the rest of the afternoon working on her book on the computer. I do some research into some machinery we need on the farm. I feel tired so I take a nap - I've been doing this now for a few days, I'm really starting to enjoy my afternoon naps - my Dad naps too so I feel good about it.
Wake up and check my blog and those of my blogging friends, especially Vicus who is one of my oldest buddies. See this thing about a day in history and decide I should join in.
Spend an hour writing my post.....
For the purposes of completing a day, the rest of the day is what I think is going to happen. If it is dramatically different I will tell you tomorrow.
Sarah is going well on her book so I make supper. Tonight I make a rice and vegetable cheese bake - yummy! We eat pretty much 100% organic and we love our food. Afterwards we have a smoothy made from banana, apple, yoghurt and soya milk - yummy.
After supper Sarah watches telly and I go on Second Life. Just so you know, I have a little character on there who I roleplay - he is quite like me in some ways but quite different in others. I meet up with my SL friends, especially my little character's SL girlfriend Rosie who comes from Arizona USA. I love these little friends that I have on SL - they come from all over the place and we have really good chats about all sorts of stuff. Sometimes it is so funny I role about laughing, other times it is very sad, other times it is serious, sometimes stuff about politics, or often philosophy with my friend Wolf. Most days we have lots of banter and lots of stuff about relationships. We know each other so well - it is frighteningly real at times.
Sarah goes to bed about 10.30 and by the time I get up to bed at about 12.30 she is fast asleep. I climb into bed and lie by her side. I listen to her breathing and thank God for giving me a wife I love and for allowing me to experience this creation.
I am soon fast asleep.

This post has been sent to - One Day in History - see Vicus Scurra for link.


  1. Awww. That's lovely. I'm glad you did it too xxx

  2. that was great Tom.

    The sheep are glad you have Sarah too! :-)

  3. Hmm, this post is a bit too lovey dovey and positive ...

    * GEORGE W. BUSH!!




    There, that should get you back into a grumpy mood ...

  4. Betty, thank you for saving me from my moment of illusion. Somehow I slipped into a dream there for a moment.
    Normal service will no doubt be resumed shortly.

  5. Kyah, that is disgusting, especially from you. I'm shocked, and are you busy tonight by the way.

  6. They'll be saying in 2165:-

    "I've heard about that 2nd Life stuff. It was about 40 years before the invention of the orgasmatron."

  7. heh heh, all booked up Tom!

  8. Kyah, not surprised babe, with a mind like that.

  9. Tom, sorry to get serious on this and it's not personal, but isn't part of the whole organic thing to do with good animal husbandry? So how can the philosophy that routinely worming a sheep be against its best interests and those of the flock as a whole?

  10. Tommy dear, you make me want to have sheep. Organic sheep.

    I doubt my HOA would approve, however.

  11. I am so sorry that Sarah has horse's feet. I may be missing my guess, but I doubt whether she would want that fact advertised on the internet.
    Needless to say, my discretion is assured.

  12. OK Richard you asked.
    The reason organic farming does not allow routine worming of animals is, if they are farmed correctly it is not necessary.
    Excessive worm burden is caused by over-stocking and keeping the stock on the same ground for too long. Also a side-effect of routine worming is that it lessens the natural resistance to worms that the animal would normally have.
    By good husbandry I can get my lambs from birth to your plate without the use of any poisonous chemicals, the use of which not only pollutes your food and therefore you, it also pollutes the planet.
    By using chemicals in medicines and feedstuffs to prop up our animal population we have weakened their resistance to disease and pests. Pretty much the same has /is happening with the human race too.
    There ends the first lesson. Richard or anyone else - feel free to come back at me with what you think - I like discussing this stuff - it's one of my favoutite topics.

  13. Its always amazing to read about how others go about their daily life. I love horses and animals and the openness and wonder of being on a farm, yet I never really have been on one. My godmother, though, owns horses, so I have always been out to ride...but it has been awhile.

    Thank you for posting. You day is full!

  14. I've been using Verm-X on the ponies and just had the count done and they're fine - I'm pleased I went with this method. How do you feel about flu innoculations? I have to say I never liked having the kids done but went with it until one had a reaction, but having the ponies innoculated against flu was one of stipulations on the insurance.

  15. OK Ziggi, this is an interesting question. See, when my second child was born we were totally idealistic and didnt vaccinate her. Then when she was two she got whooping cough. She would cough until she was out of breath and then pass out and fall over. I had to revive her by blowing air into her lungs. It went on for weeks.
    I wouldn't wish that on any one - it was an absolutely terrifying time for us.
    So no way would I ever say to anyone they should not vaccinate their kids. On the other side of the coin I, and practically every other kid my age, survived measles, chicken pox, and mumps no problem (some obviously didn't survive). It is possible that by surviving these illness's other things may also have benefitted, who knows. And who knows, maybe by surviving the vaccines you are in the same place anyway.
    Do the scientists know the answers to these questions? Course they don't.
    But anyway, with animals I see it differently. I see human life as more precious (only my personal point of view, you understand). So no way would I bother vaccinating an animal - I want my animals to deal with whatever nature throws at them, as best as I possibly can allow.
    Just as an afterthought, organic farming does not allow any suffering for any animal - and if medicines are needed then that is that.
    Re. your ponies, you have to do it for insurance anyway so that is the end of it, surely. Maybe if they were breeding stock and you were an organic purist then it may be different.
    Hope that's not too full on. Tend to rant off a bit on this kind of thing. Have a pop back at me by all means Ziggi.

  16. I liked the part where you are glad you have a sweet wife that loves you!

    Re: the de-worming and vaccination thing, aren't all animals and humans alive today the end result of millions of years of resisting disease? My mother, who's in her late 70's, had whooping cough, typhoid fever, rheumatic fever (aka scarlet fever), measles, mumps, chicken pox and diphtheria. It's a wonder she's still alive but she's one of the healthiest people I know. It's a proven fact that antibiotics are creating strains of resistant bacteria, so I believe Tommy is right. At least about the animals.

  17. Carmenzta. I am sure you did not intend to be cruel, but Tom is also right about having a sweet wife who loves him.
    Quite why she does is entirely a different matter.

  18. Tommy, stop playing in sl and post something new so we can all applaud, and toss flowers, room keys and undergarments at you.

    You know how we get when you don't post. Er, I mean, you know how Carmy gets when you don't post. Me, I'm just fine. Yep. I'm good.

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