The right thing in this part of the world
Digging pits for rain or collecting moisture seemed to be a one way ticket to hell
Finding time to shore up your work
In a climate that forced you, not the soil into indolence
Intolerance, irascibility, extenuating circumstances like exhaustion, heat rash, delicate skin
All these circumstances mitigated against calling to soil to do your will.
With the state of orthodontia here, another story but the same, it was better to find beauty in that overbite
Than try to bear it away on your terms. This said, as they say, finding rest in times when you should rest, like midday? Is probably the best.