If you are a farming or gardening homesteader too, I’ll make a proposition here for us all.
Quit acting like a sacrificial lamb on the alter when you produce food! While I am not suggesting to become a Greek philosopher just sitting in the shade of the orange grove, I do propose to quick build shade and celebrate the fruit of pleasurable work under its protection.
Farming and gardening should be the activity to unleash vital energies – seems counter intuitive to me that for most it acts as a life sucker. Farming and gardening should keep your body and mind flexible, not stiffened in mistaken beliefs like a tomato stake. They should tighten your skin with healthy life juices, containing lots of solids, not lymphatic ones. Neither is there a reason for these activities – when done intelligently – to make you look like a raisin, prematurely.
If you can agree with me, find more on this topic in my forum post.