[Homestead] Go ld -- feel free to ignore
lurine at softcom.net
Tue Dec 9 13:18:06 EST 2008
Bob, I own a chain saw. Great big sucker (30" bar). So? I theoretically
know how to use it but I've never used it. I won't be using it.
And, I was raised around motorcycle racing. I even helped my Dad rebuild
motorcycle engines. Doesn't mean I could go out and race a motorcycle.
My parents and grandparents did all kinds of things I was raised around.
Doesn't mean I can do them.
And your mention of root cellars (this wasn't a very good save, btw) is an
indication that you aren't prepared. Plus, if you picked up a "huge
pressure cooker" at an estate sale doesn't mean much. Why would you pick up
a "huge" one? Do you know how to use it? Do you know the pressure required
for your area? Did you know that you need to have the pressure gauge
checked routinely? Do you know you need to replace the seals? Do you know
you can't can in a pressure cooker except for a few items at sea level?
You can own all kinds of things and not have more than a clue how to use
them and not be able to actually put their use into effect.
We're talking about real experience. You sound like my teenagers. All
teenagers think they are bullet proof and that nothing going to happen that
they can't take care and gain instant knowledge about. The world and real
life get in the way of that attitude and always end up smacking them one up
along side the head.
That is the point.
----- Original Message -----
From: "bob ford" <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
>I could have written pantry, storehouse, or smokehouse rather than root
>cellar. Root cellars were not common where I was raised, but much of our
>food was grown , harvested and canned. I know something about it because
>my childhood occurred in a similar lifestyle. I have acquired many of the
>things that people on this list discuss. Just becuase I don't mention a
>vita-mix or a huge pressure cooker, etc, doesn't mean I haven't already
>picked one up at an estate sale , etc. over the years.
> What exactly are you saying that I should prepare for ? Being tired and
> sweaty? Being frustrated when a crop doesn't perform ? I think I can
> handle all of that Lynn. Imagine if it were just you and an imaginary
> husband. You didn't have to worry about zoning. Your (imaginary) husband
> had somewhere else to go, for short or long periods of time if 'he' didn't
> like the stress. You had no mortgage. You had several years of canned
> and dried foods, and some , maybe not much, but some, assets left. Would
> you feel as pressured as you now feel?
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