Saturday, March 19, 2005

Crosstraining in the Garden

Today I spent about 10 hours in the garden, pruning fruit trees, berry bushes, digging up the beds etc. Tonight I feel it in my arms and shoulders, so I guess it was a pretty good workout. I think a lot of Americans (Canadians?) are spoiled by modern conveniences such as rotor tillers. I dig my garden beds to a depth of about 30-40cm (~12-15”). It takes me about 7-8 hours to dig my main garden beds. Usually I spread it over two days cause’ I’m an office jockey wimp, but I do it all by hand (actually with a spade;) Never underestimate the value of good old fashion hard work to help burn those calories!

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