First, yeah I know, I am new here. Mainly because I have been a very well hidden lurker for several years. I am a country girl, married to a city boy that FINALLY realized, the country way of life is one of the few things in life you can honestly count on when the chips are down.
I am that kind of person you can pick out in the neighborhood from miles away. And I can not express how much value I have found in here. Being as I have been sentenced to living with a city boy, I have found ways to bring the country to our yard. While neighbors toss down chemicals, lots of wasted water, spend hours mowing and edging every growing season...mine is filled with walk ways of edible and aromatic delights. Trees galore (mainly because I am constantly trying to "erase" from the view from any window the nearness of the neighbors). People once came knocking on our door asking me "why can you just tear out your gardens and plant grass like the rest of us?". I never argued with these guys (we live in an upscale bedroom community), they normally only complained when they wanted to sell their houses and well, people wanted our yard or a discount in the price of other homes to allow them enough money to "re-design" their yards. I sent every complaint away with a smile and a basket filled with preservers, a lasagna kit or what ever else I had, to include a hot piping loaf of wild yeast bread.
I admit, like your title. "goofball"...yup, that has been me since my dear husband gleaned me off the farm 27 years ago. Even though he still gets sick to his stomach and turns all shades of pale when I am cleaning up a rabbit or chicken for dinner........he has changed, but as for tinkering with this site........just keep it up and ALIVE......I can't tell you how much value I have found here! As soon as we find the right parcel we will be kicking the grid and do what I have been trying to do in the city as best as I could.
Joined: Dec 06, 2011
Location: Dallas TX
Deborah Harr wrote:As for tinkering with this site........just keep it up and ALIVE......I can't tell you how much value I have found here! As soon as we find the right parcel we will be kicking the grid and do what I have been trying to do in the city as best as I could.
I too am happy to have found this site as well as discovering permaculture recently. And I'm still persuading my husband that we would love more land than our city lot provides. I wish us luck!
Joined: Mar 10, 2012
Susan, the late great Henry Ford once said "if you think you can, or you think you can't, you are right".
Meaning i will not wish you luck, rather I will wish you the full realization of your dream. Thoughts and dreams are one thing, but at some point, for a permie way of life and of being.....you are going to have to pick up that shovel. So I guess I wish you a strong handle!