Monthly Archives: September 2007

Your last vacation was_____________?

More on the business of pleasure. 

" But no one knows and understands the horses in my barn like I do.  I know where they poop in the stall, how much water they drink and how they like their bedding fluffed."  This paraphrased statement was made by a workshop attendee this week in support of her firm belief that she needed to be available to her clients’ horses twenty four hours a day, which meant she couldn’t travel very far from home for very long.

Other attendees knew exactly what she was talking about as far as responsibility for care of others’ animals.  And they also admitted they had been tethered to the farm operation in a similar way until they declared independence from the self directed gravitational pull from the farm.

The attendees testified that they left the farm in good hands and didn’t look back as they left for well deserved rest and relaxation from the horse operation.  Amazingly, they returned to everything operating normally at the farm-the help had handled the problems.

Letting go isn’t easy.  But, if you don’t let go of your daily farm operation for a few days or a week for a vacation, you’ll find that your vacation away from the farm may be planned for you at the hospital, for injury or physical exhaustion or fatigue.

Look for capable help to run the operation in your absence.  If you have the  help in place, take a few days off and  let them show you they good at what you’ve taught them.