Friday, July 22, 2011
Where R we goin' ??
Recently B.B. & i scouted out an area of this state we have been considering a move to for the better part of a year. It's in a cooler region a little higher in elevation and has fantastic potential for filling our desire to have a small piece of dirt in which to begin efforts at self sufficiency. We wish to have chickens, and a garden at least. My efforts down here in this scorched earth are abbysmal, with the exception of a healthy Avocado sapling grown from The most bodacious seed we've ever found in a softball sized Avocado.
Solar power is something we favor since this territory is made for it. And we're looking into other off-grid "low-tech" alternatives to support our home.
Both of us have complimentary backgrounds that make such an endeavor a
Bill is great at maintenance and carpentry, He's very talented with wood and other materials, machinery and tools. i have a background in agriculture/horticulture, livestock and gardening. Through my child hood all the way to college no less.
One of my first 'Pets' was a Chicken.... Yeah... a little Banty hen some incredibly loving member of my family encouraged me to name "Dumplings" .... nice huh?<
i was 3 or 4 years old.
i used to run off into the canyon with my dear little pet when the inevitable threat would come....
"We're going to have chicken and "DUMPLINGS" for dinner tonite!"
To this day i am amazed i did not get eaten by one of the numerous packs of coyotes that lived in those canyons, but i would run away thinking my feathered friends life was in more danger at home.
Dumplings must have had a righteous Guardian Angel, i tell ya ;>
Mud under the bridge.
i guess this is why i have such a warped sense of humor.
Any ways ... To the point....
We took the road trip and discovered wonderful opportunities to put our dreams into motion. With a possible twist in the employment scene.
For both of us.
Not certain of a time-frame yet,
it couldn't happen soon enough for me!
In his heart a man plans his course,
but the LORD determines