[Homestead] Go ld -- feel free to ignore
wce1482 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 10 10:55:17 EST 2008
Actuallly you are right, you can't learn how to farm from books. Most farmers, like me, learn it from our fathers, who learned it from their fathers. But if your father wasn't a farmer, you can get the basics from books. Then you have to do it yourself. Books only make it so that you have some idea. Its a start, but only through hands on can you know what to do. Of course you will make mistakes, but that is how we learn. It used to be that all farmers learned from their parents, but there are so few of us farmers left that books are the only way.
--- On Tue, 12/9/08, Lynda <lurine at softcom.net> wrote:
From: Lynda <lurine at softcom.net>
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Go ld -- feel free to ignore
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 11:57 PM
Well, you just proved James' point. It isn't "growing up on a
has taught you what you know and it sure wasn't learned from books.
acquired knowledge over many, many years of doing. And, you know as well as
the next guy that you can't learn it from books. and you sure can't
about animals from books. You can get some general foundations going but
hands on is needed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "william Eggers" <wce1482 at yahoo.com>
Well, lets see. I grew up on a farm, but it was not like they are now. We
milked about 20 cows, raised a few hogs and chickens. Then I also had my own
dairy farm. I also have had a garden for probably 40 years, or more. Almost
every where I lived, I have had a garden. Of course I have heated with wood.
I have built my own house. Of course, I have raised most livestock you can
mention. And I have raised many of the crops that grow here. Just because I
don't live on a mountain doesn't mean I have not homesteaded. I think
are kind of arrogant to think that you are the only one who knows how to
homestead. By the way, most of homesteading is farming. in case you didn't
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