[Homestead] was music, now farming, agricultural, other misc.
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 26 14:44:14 EDT 2008
bob ford wrote:
> That's all I want to do. I can buy or lease the land and build an
> adequtate shelter (and even buy or rent a small place in the nearby
> town, if my wife doesn't 'fit' full time in the woods. But, I don't
> want to work 10 hours a day just to feed myself.
> I like being in the woods, I like watching and helping things grow;;
> I don't mind working. But, I don't want to move from a stressed-out
> city existence to a stressed-out rural existence. That's what I've
> been saying lately. People I know in rural areas are more streesed
> out, especially lately, than people, I'm around, in the city.
Bob...you wouldn't necessarily work yourself to death..We used to raise
two pigs every other year. We were supposed to do it again this year,
but haven't because we still have pork in the freezer and now it is just
the two of us. You could get by on some things just doing what we do,
when the supply gets low, we find some piglets to raise...When we run
out of turkey meat, we get some turkeys to raise...or sometimes we can
trade for stuff. I have traded pork for venison in the past, for example.
> I don't have children, and I don't care about impressing anyone
> (haven't in a long time). I just have to provide food, shelter,
> water, and some joy in life. The latter, I've been missing for
> years. I don't much like anything, anymore. This country is run by
> morons, who are elected by morons, who are all better credentialed
> than me. I just want out.
As long as you don't carry a lot of debt or a huge morgage going in, you
will probably be okay.
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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