Tuesday, 4 November 2008

exercise and gardening


'What is important is that you get exercise'.

That's what a sage said as he watched me barrowing leaves to their new home on Friday.

Exercise?

I'd started the day sweeping the drive; moved on to giving the crab apple the sharpest haircut it has ever had with my ingenious and frustrating lopping device; cleaned out the hens; mowed the wet lawn; tidied the gardens; loaded the car before driving to the allotment; filled one of the compost bins and covered for the winter ; then filled the empty bay with twenty barrows full of soggy and steaming leaves.

Is it any wonder that what followed was a supine evening in front of the T.V. eating anything I could find while watching the new BBC film about Neil Young and then the CSNY Deja Vu film?

Exercise?

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