[Homestead] Spring is here
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 20 13:28:32 EDT 2009
Robert Walton wrote:
> I like reading or skimming the posts, but I guess the quiet times have
> their place, too. Gives contrast.
Yeah, well, you might be confusing list mail, because I haven't seen ANY
posts here for a while, and the whole month is really, really slow. I
know about seasonal activity, but I'm not sure that is what has happened
to Homestead. There used to be many hundreds subscribed, and maybe 50
or so would post. Now, only about 10 people post their activities.
There was a lady who lived in a trailer in Texas...Bonnie?? where is
she?? Remember Marjon???? There was another lady in west
Tennessee-Donna I think, a guy around Stillwater OK, Elyse??? up in
Washington state?, the notorious Bella and Raven who were up around
Vermont somewhere... Remember Vern, the other writer who lived in the
Ozarks? Remember the days when Paula Speraneo used to post? I know she
probably isn't doing aquaponics anymore-or maybe she is, but I often
wonder what happens to people and why they stop posting. I hate it when
people don't say goodbye! Many times, even those of us who remain stop
posting about what we are doing and the decisions we are making in our
lives. A while back, someone asked Lynn Wigglesworth about her cows. I
do recall that she started with a dairy, and now has beef cattle, but I
never 'saw' that transition. I think it happened during the divorce
time when she was rather quiet on the list. Is that right, Lynn? IMO,
that is the kind of thing that readers and other homesteaders in our
'community' wonder about. Have I ever said why I sold my beloved
Katahdin sheep? The answer is that I needed money to retain an attorney
back in 2005. My marriage was on the rocks and this is not something I
am proud of, but it is life, and those life changes affect homesteading
decisions and actions. I wish people would post more about how their
lives change what they do. I have a gut feeling that people are still
around, but just reading and gleaning. I just them want them to know
that they are not forgotten, that they have made an impact on someone,
and that their words still are needed here. You don't have to Tvo to be
>> What are you plowing with?
> A moldboard or breaking plow. First and sometimes second time over a
> plot, I'm really breaking. This land has been fallow a long time, even
> with animals grazing, their are lots of sapling roots to break
> through. I'm in the market for a chisel plow.
You have a horse strapped to that thing???? ;)
> Tell me more about your Paulownia trees, I forget exactly what you are
> doing with them.
I am having an out-of-money experience.
EarthNSky Farm, Northwest Georgia, USA
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