[Homestead] Primitive Technology Living
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 18 15:42:13 EDT 2008
eureka at hctc.net wrote:
> Yes, the slugs (big 4" garden variety slugs) showed up in
> my kitchen during the rain *before* we knew it would rain
> enough to cause a flood. During these two floods the river
> rose 47 feet above it's normal depth quite suddenly (about
> an hour or so). An old timer told me he watches for snails
> crawling up the side of his barn. When we are having a
> flood, the locals say "the river is coming down" (not up)
> because it's always like a wall of water coming down like
> a bowling ball through the canyon carrying trees,
> livestock, cabins, cars. I am half a mile from the river
> but suddenly had river front property with a class V rapid
> in front of my driveway on these occasions. How could
> these slow little beings know to seek safety so early?
> There's a whole lot of wisdom out there if we could
> reconnect with it. What Buhner is doing with plants could
> be applied to all living things: Listen and they will
> teach us.
I hope Sage, that you have high ground nearby and could get up out of
the way of the water.
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