[Homestead] 4 years later ...
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Dec 1 13:11:26 EST 2004
> I've read we're going to have a problem no matter what, and what remains
> to be seen is whether it's an abrupt jump over a cliff, or whether it's a
> gentler and steady tumble down a long hill. Brought to mind a twisted
> version of Jack and Jill going up the hill carrying the pail of
> water. Japan and China have much control over our fate.
>Am I being too negative?
Depends on what actions your negativity creates.
Beyond economic cycles, beyond the pendulum swinging back, perhaps this is
a natural phenomenon in modern terms, a necessary evolutionary step again
underscoring survival of the fittest. Seems to me it is a fine time for we
homesteaders to show a bit of leadership. Lead by example. Talk about your
successes. Encourage people you know to grow something, even one tomato
plant. Maybe the simple reward of fresh tomatoes will lead to a movement in
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