Our early spring continues. We cut hay in May for the first time ever. It’s ready; the grass has headed out and the alfalfa has just started blooming. Now if the weather will cooperate. An inch of rain every Saturday night is all I ask for.
I counted 27 grease zerks on the baler. Some need to be greased every ten hours, some every thirty hours. It takes several minutes to get the baler ready for baling. I used to hate this chore, until I thought about what a grease zerk does.
A grease zerk gets grease to where it’s needed, a place with moving parts, a place of potentially high friction. Grease prevents machinery from wearing out, overheating, breaking down.
I’ve been reading a book by Andrew Bernstein called “The Myth of Stress.” He contends that there is no such thing as stress, outside of what occurs in your mind. He leads a process called “ActivInsight ,” in which a stressful thought is negated. I like it, but we will see how it does in my world.
I’m thinking of “ActivInsight” as a zerk. Other zerks in my life are faith, family, friends, farming. Zerks, help me get grease to where it’s needed.