Ellendra Nauriel wrote:
S Greyzoll wrote:My biggest one was this year. I over-ordered plants. By a ton. Over 500 trees and nearly 300 shrubs. I dang near killed myself getting them in (many never met dirt) and many had a very rough beginning waiting to be planted longer than they should. I had help lined up before the pandemic, but even so looking back I know this was grade A dumb. I just got a notification my giant garlic order is shipping, with no beds prepped yet. I’m crying tears of tired, and I did it all to myself. Lesson learned to know my limitations and be more patient.
I've made that same mistake many times. Not quite to that scale, but I definitely ordered more than I could possibly plant.
I've started limiting myself to a maximum of 12 live plants per year. If life happens and I'm not able to plant them, it's not too hard to scrounge up 12 large containers to use as planting pots.
Seeds don't have that limit, so I still tend to over-order seeds. But losing live plants because of my own lack of foresight was just too heartbreaking.
John F Dean wrote:Hi Judith,
I have done enough foolishness in my younger years as well. Like getting on a second story metal roof on Christmas eve to repair a leak with the nearest other warm body being over a mile away. Actually, getting on the roof was not the issue. It was when I rather rapidly got off of it that things got splendly exciting.
Note to new homesteaders: It very difficult to get a good grip on a metal roof when there is a thin coat of ice on it ... even if your boots do have Vibram soles.
elle sagenev wrote:I ripped all of the stickers off every breaker in the breaker box because quite a few of them were "wrong".......
I just always think if I go fast enough.........
I had no idea how to take the old faucet off and used force.....
Andy John wrote:What's a PTO??? Lol...
Chad Kovac wrote:I'll just leave this here.
John F Dean wrote: You are correct, in various manifestations humans have an amazing capacity for denial. A good friend of mine with a pharmacy degree is dead because he decided his pain was not that serious.