[Homestead] when you are away from homestead ?
eureka at hctc.net
eureka at hctc.net
Sat Oct 18 15:01:27 EDT 2008
We have some friends from a ranch about 3 miles from us
who take care of feeding our animals for short trips 1-3
days. Since the birding and river are great attractants we
have cultivated some city friends who are willing to
vacation at our place when we go on vacation. I have
compiled a farm sitting manual that explains everything
from how to fix a leak in the irrigation system to knowing
when to call the vet, a field guide to all the animals. In
our case, living the homesteading life we miss it too much
to be away for long. Three days in the city and I'm ready
to go home.--Sage
On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:51:08 -0700 (PDT)
bob ford <bobford79 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> So you have neighbors close enough to look out for you.
> That is good. I wonder what people do if they have no
>neighbors close by? or if they need to go on a trip and
>they have animals?. If you lived far enough back with no
>neighbors, some idoit could just set up camp in your
> --- On Sat, 10/18/08, Gene GeRue
><genegerue at ruralize.com> wrote:
>> From: Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Homestead] when you are away from
>> To: bobford79 at yahoo.com, homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Date: Saturday, October 18, 2008, 12:44 PM
>> On Oct 18, 2008, at 11:37 AM, bob ford wrote:
>> > Gene, I won't mention where you live in this post,
>> just in case;
>> > but, it is obvious to anyone on the list that you ,
>> wife, Don, etc.
>> > are all somewhere from home-base. Who watches stuff
>> for you. How
>> > is this handled. What about animals, waterpipes,
>> security, fire?
>> > I've never really thought about this ....bobford
>> Just talked to closest neighbor and good buddy. He and
>> wife will
>> go down and winterize the house, as I have decided to
>> go back for
>> the vote but have instead faxed a request for absentee
>> confirmed it was received, and my ballot is in the mail.
>> Jeff and I have looked out for each other for years.
>> I have had only one theft. The thief was a man I tried
>> help. He
>> turned out to be a common crook. He stole most of my
>> He died
>> and I shed not one tear.
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