As little as possible. If the weather allows I like to sit on the deck, with the dogs, and watch the squirrels, or just sit and do nothing. I do that very well, by the way. Reading also works, but nothing is better than sitting on the deck and watching the breeze move the leaves.
Posts: 1,556 First Name: JeffD Favorite Pipe: Savinelli Hercules 320 EX, KS. Tall chimney/stacks, an ever growing collection of churchwardens.. Favorite Tobacco: C&D Billy Budd Blonde, Rimboche S.J., H&H Viprati, G.L. Pease Telegraph Hill, Carter Hall, Dorchester and Dunbar and Stonehaven when I can get it. Location:
My property is a little over two acres on the side of a steep hill. So steep the back of my house is one story and the front is two stories.
It is all wooded, with douglass fir, maple, and the remnants of an apple orchard.
It takes real athleticism to walk up there, so it is largely untouched. About a third the way up there is a level spot where a tree came down one spring. I can make it up there if I do a bunch of switch backs. I like to sit on the dead tree and smoke a pipe or two. I can look down and over the top of my house and see the whole valley. I used to bring a thermos of coffee up with me, but now I have a little camp stove and I make the coffee up there.
I learned this, if you sit quietly in the woods long enough, the critters come out and check your boundaries. Though I think the pipe smoke may keep some away, or maybe it masks my human scent and encourages the critters. Anyway those that come for a visit are good companions for a pipe or two. Not much for talking though.
Tobacco will get you through times of no money much better than money will get you through times of no tobacco.