Winter water, sunshine and wellbeing

Winter water, sunshine and wellbeing



that's the 15th of June 2019 and Zarate can go in we're down here at the front of the property and this is the that's pretty deep that's pretty deep that's a bit silly so this is the Jim Crow Creek which is seasonal and we've obviously had a good amount of rain over the last few weeks and it's you know looking very full and running slightly and that little spaniel thinks it's rather glorious although it's only about ten degrees so don't shake near me no don't shaking me yeah I don't think this is run yes I'd never get to run since 2016 as a yeah we both place in August of 2016 and that was a very wet winter and yeah it ran in and and hasn't since it's a beautiful seasonal Creek actually I'm mistaken this is not the Jim Crow Creek I always get this confused this is the Android Creek the Jim Crow Creek runs behind our property and it is a more permanent created so much a much bigger system and I think it might join up with the laden but I'm not sure about that but this is the Y Android definitely not the Jim Crow you're gonna be cold later and so June mid-june everything's green and lush your pictures been taken in the background there by mr. photographer here it's been green for a while but the grass is really coming on now which means the Sheep don't need to be fed anymore although there still are being that's our woodland up there as I've said many times before you can actually not that far away from the road and certainly from down here you can it's quite loud and you can see cars and be seen but where we spend most of our time which is in the woodland area which is over that Ridge it's a different story you can't be seen there so what I'm going to do here now that we've had a good amount of rain and that the grass is coming on is put a temporary fence to recording this section off this or at least part of this front section and keep the Sheep out of it and let the grass grow on a bit one just to see what the grass will grow like without the sheep grazing it but also so that there might be a another feed source for them much later in the year as as things dry out I can take the fencing down and let them into the area and yeah hopefully there'll be grass for them I think you know if you were here more regularly and you were able to manage the animals more intensively not so much intensively but just be more hands-on with them you would be creating smaller sections for them to graze and be rotating them around fairly frequently so that they don't over graze particular areas but also so that you can manage the pasture more effectively and so that's definitely been definitely trying to be more frugal with everything for instance there's some wire up on the hill there Minna see if I can perhaps use that to fence off the section down the front that I was speaking about earlier don't know if they're wise and good enough condition or if it's a long enough piece or whatever better and check it out so nice to see it green less nice to see Patterson's curse everywhere but just after you try and stay on top of it or at least manage it will be seem to be managing it said previously that once we get animals and we fear more regularly I think the weed problem as a general rule is going to become less of a problem because of the way in which you can use animals to graze or not in to work the soil fertilize the soil and we can manage seed and looking after cover crops more effectively then we can now which just involves sort of chucking it out and then any being able to attend to it once a week at the most that's not very good if it's dry or if the weather conditions are not right for germinating and growing pastures of any kind hello little Doug what you doing it's funny how he follows that path now just because the rocks are there he recognizes it as a path and follows it hello are you okay and you okay this is fast fast becoming one of my all-time favorite things to do finding a spot in the Sun usually here in the woodland and just sitting down all the better when the day is crisp and where you can just get nice and warm by sitting in the sunshine and I've been doing that for about ghost of an hour and invariably I fall asleep okay little dope okay I read something not closely but I just glanced at it news article this week about a study that I think came out of the UK and the study was touted as being I don't know either the first or the largest or the most comprehensive of its kind which conclusively determined that spending two hours per week in a natural environment had measurable health benefits and I think it was both physical and and mental health and of course that's been known for known to be the case for a long time by anybody who does spend time outside and that's of course why we have it's okay oh it's okay somebody's obviously shooting no okay no I thought it could be worth just finishing off that comment that I was making yesterday about the study that came out of the UK and concluded that spending time in nature was beneficial to overall health and well-being a gunshot went off yesterday as you would have just heard and I don't know where it went off but and everything was fine but Leo was unsettled and it roused me sufficiently such that I went and finished off jobs that I was supposed to be doing rather than sitting in that glorious sunshine anyway I found the study and it was published on the 13th of June in scientific reports looks like it's from a team out of the University of Exeter in the UK there are various various authors Matthew P white Ian Allcock gray Leah wheeler heartache war Bert bone Depp ledge and Fleming and you that's my phone and emails coming in and whatever it says while individuals who spent less than two hours in nature were no more likely to report good health or well-being than those who spent no time there at all those who spent more than two hours had consistently higher health and well-being levels and the the lead author said it two hours seemed to be the magic number you could spend that two hours minimum two hours it seems over the course of a week or you could get it in a single dose and that it seems that that length of time in a natural environment seemed to apply to everybody regardless of age gender overall health status disability whatever it also concluded that you didn't need to be doing anything specific in the natural environment you didn't need to be running or walking or you know doing anything physical at all you could realize those health benefits from just sitting sitting on a park bench or sitting on a on a chair as as I was yesterday it seems as though – and ours as I mentioned is the the minimum period that you need to spend in nature to realize those benefits and you can get increasing benefits through until up to about five hours at which point there are but this particular study said that there were no no further benefits that could be obtained and it was in terms of how this study was done you could you could go to the site as I said it's in scientific reports and it involved a survey of 20,000 people in in England so that's a good bit of research obviously just proving what lots of people know and feel already as I was mentioning yesterday that those who spend time in a natural environment know through the way that that makes them feel that it's good for you and like I've said in one of my videos on this channel before I think as we are increasingly living these urban based very busy overstimulated lives it actually is the case that we are not spending sufficient times in natural environment and I think that probably has a direct impact upon the way that we are feeling and possibly it's manifesting in increasing levels or seemingly increasing levels of mental illness within our communities I think this this report whilst also acknowledging that that access to to natural environments which can just be a park for instance it doesn't have to be a woodland environment or a rural environment like that which I found myself in yesterday it can be a path with trees and you know natural open spaces this study found that the average person in the UK was spending 94 minutes a week exposed to the natural environment so less than the recommended 120 and and therefore they just weren't getting the opportunities to realize those benefits those health benefits and I think that that that 94 minutes I think that's that's a surprising amount actually living in Melbourne as I do and were it not for having a dog where I'm required to sort of go to a park every day I'm not sure that particularly if I was working a more you know in a more common method for for somebody who does the type of work that I do which involves commuting to an office and spending time in an office each day I think that actually would be difficult to realize that 94 minutes I'm glad it's at least that much but I also think that you know we're I'm quite fortunate in terms of where I live in that I happen to be very close to a park I happen to have a dog I happen to have outside space and and I think that's definitely not not universally the case and I think there are likely to be some urban environments where it's actually quite difficult to come across a natural environment which could give you the sort of health and well-being benefits that way of speaking about so look I thought it was worth just finishing the the video on on that note and go and have a look at the report and by all means try and spend more time outside at least two hours two hours a week in a natural environment

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *