• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
  • Greg Martin
  • Carla Burke
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • Leigh Tate
  • Steve Thorn

The job that is never completed

 
master gardener
Posts: 3266
Location: southern Illinois.
908
goat cat dog chicken composting toilet food preservation pig bee solar wood heat homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I posted somewhere else about hiring someone to help me finish a few jobs that I seemed to never get done. In my case it was the demolition of a collapsing shed and running some fence. What jobs do you have that seem to never get done?
 
pollinator
Posts: 3767
Location: Kansas Zone 6a
167
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
On the homestead? ALL OF THEM!
 
gardener
Posts: 1315
Location: PNW
751
trees books food preservation cooking writing homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This year, it's the mowing because it just keeps growing. Once the rains stop that never ending task (a couple acres need to be kept a bit contained) will be done for the year. But for now...

But I also had two falling down sheds that I finally got help to finish removal. One had been covered in ivy so removing that was a task on its own.

Sometimes we just need help! Even if it's mostly the mental boost of two are better than one.
 
pollinator
Posts: 3013
Location: Kent, UK - Zone 8
408
books composting toilet bee rocket stoves wood heat homestead
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Very similar here. I have hired people a few times to help finish off projects that are too much for me, for what ever reason.

One last year was a chicken coop - big, sturdy timber frame structure.
This spring has been getting a rabbit proof fence installed around our vegetable area.
 
John F Dean
master gardener
Posts: 3266
Location: southern Illinois.
908
goat cat dog chicken composting toilet food preservation pig bee solar wood heat homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Sonja,

We have had huge amounts of rain as well. When I do get a chance to mow, it is with my Dr Brushcutter.
 
John F Dean
master gardener
Posts: 3266
Location: southern Illinois.
908
goat cat dog chicken composting toilet food preservation pig bee solar wood heat homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Michael,

My wife has a chicken coop on the honey do list.  At best that will happen in the fall.
 
steward & bricolagier
Posts: 7968
Location: SW Missouri
3826
goat cat fungi books chicken earthworks food preservation cooking building homestead ungarbage
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have been thinking while I worked, which job is never completed. I'm in the ALL OF THEM camp, but the one that I think bugs me most is I don't get to do stuff that is fun. I figure out how to enjoy most of the work I do, but things that have no reason except to be fun haven't happened in years. Not even really sure what I'd want to do simply for fun.....  
 
Posts: 139
Location: King William, VA
22
dog forest garden trees cooking food preservation homestead
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Foreign invasive species eradication!  We own 27 acres and I don't feel like this job will ever be complete.  Asian honeysuckle, Japanese stiltgrass, Tree of heaven...  The list goes on and on.  
 
gardener
Posts: 4800
Location: Pacific Wet Coast
1808
duck books chicken cooking food preservation ungarbage
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
1. A Green-house: I soooo... need the season extension at both ends, a place other than my window ledge to start seedlings and get them large enough that a slug won't eat the lot in one night. I also need a warmer spot for things like tomatoes. Sure there are other plants that grow better in my ecosystem, but the two males I feed LOVE tomatoes - in almost all forms - and I'd rather grow them myself in good dirt! Of corse the problem is that I'm fussy - I believe to be energy efficient it needs to have its north wall decently insulated, and I'd *really* like to use a minimal amount of plastic. This is bucking a major trend where everyone just says, "Build a hoop house and throw plastic over it."

2. A more in-my-face stall is a portable shelter for young birds which required design changes after many years of use. I'm currently stalled on the pop-door it needs. In my eco-system, warm, dry places to work are helpful and lacking. I'm aware of several projects that would have made much more progress if I had better work-space.

I have to make sure to let go of the frustration so I can keep moving on the urgent things - today that's getting the strawberries and peas picked!

I'm with Pearl - I try to make the work fun, so I'm supporting a friend who's decided she *really* likes going crabbing - it's work, but you get to chat, and it's food!
 
master steward
Posts: 5451
Location: USDA Zone 8a
1644
dog hunting food preservation cooking bee greening the desert
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My first thought was dishwashing. I get all the dishes washed and then it is time to fix another meal that will dirty up the dishes.

Weeding because every time I just about get them all smothered or pulled up I see more weeds coming up.

 
John F Dean
master gardener
Posts: 3266
Location: southern Illinois.
908
goat cat dog chicken composting toilet food preservation pig bee solar wood heat homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Anne,  the weeds are winning at my place.
 
master pollinator
Posts: 3465
Location: Officially Zone 7b, according to personal obsevations I live in 7a, SW Tennessee
1335
3
forest garden foraging books food preservation cooking fiber arts bee medical herbs
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Laundry.
gift
 
Collection of 14 Permaculture/Homesteading Cheat-Sheets, Worksheets, and Guides
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic