Snoqualmie Valley, anyone?
Locavorous I offer you these 2 chapters for solidarity and clarity. As I hear the theme behind your post or as least I think I do. And now that I have taken a moment to reflect and pause, really maybe its me that is in need of re-reading these 2 chapters.
Best of luck!
I'll be frank I was kind of put off by the "no time to chat, time to DO SOMETHING right now" approach.
Between working full time, attending to a family (including a young son) and running a "gentleman's farm" – plus all of the other activities necessary to prepare for what's coming, I've been busier over the past 5 years than I've ever been in my life. I have my community of friends and family. I just thought a nice breakfast in Tolt/Carnation would be a good way to meet up with someone new from PP, that's all.
I'll set up a meet at St Edwards Park at some point here in the near future and you are welcome to attend when I do. For the rest of the Seattle area group, by all means – don't wait around for me – get together on your own.
Best of luck to you all,
I appreciate your input T2H. I figured you didn't like my bluntness, but please don't take it personally.
If you've started a gentlemen's farm, and you've ever had visitors trail you around when you're trying to fix irrigation, till/plant on the rare days we can, feed the livestock, fix the fence, etc. etc., then hopefully you'll understand where I'm coming from.
I'd love to get together, but I just don't have the time or inclination to sit around. Instead, I'm happy to chat as long as we've got tools in our hands and getting something done. That's all. Your place or mine.
Sounds like it won't work for you, and I figured that was the case. Not many ever respond to my 'you're welcome to come help' positively, and most say they're too busy to scratch their own butt. Of the ones who do visit, most don't return. They leave dirty and tired and a little more aware of the very hard work it takes to live like this.
So, no hard feelings, good luck on your own projects, and maybe we'll cross paths at a meet up someday and we can compare notes then.
Wrong post, ignore.
Locav… I'm up off Stossel creek way. I appreciate your bluntness on the meeting with idle hands. Seems like a big waste of time to me as well. Winter is coming all right and I've got a million things to do. I'm a tad suspicious as well with people that "just want to meet up' with no clear plan or idea on mind. Those two articles from rose bud had me cracking up. Lots of these people on PP are whipped dogs that don't want to believe the harshness of winter. Anyway I'd really like to meet a fellow Duvallian and see/share what we both intend to accomplish in the near future. I've got a bunch of acreage and I think we can have some good trade in the future. I think most of these Nancy's on this site can't come to terms that we are all doomed or at least they won't…. Sorry if my typing, grammar are off I typed this from my phone.
Reply and I'll give you my phone number. A real meet and a hand shake is the only way to really make a connection..
thanks for your time,
Rose…I meant no disrespect about the Charles E. chapters. I love his work. "I" just feel its a tad late. If we apply the exponential function to most of these problems we face we see that the plane is acutely in a flat spin with smoke flowing from the tail. I mean crap we cant even discuss the "SRM" that are being sprayed over your heads on an almost daily basis because its …. too out there?? This "cracks me up" because it is clearly happening, is clearly documented, and can be measured in rain fall and soil accumulation. Anyway this site is supposed to include "The Environment" and to date i have yet to see a conversation about it. This is the kind of "push it aside" and lets chat about little things we can do, that gets to me. We are at a time of action. I have changed everything from living in a 5000 sqft house, a good carrier, and easy city living into something much harder, yet a lot more fulfilling. I guess without talk it is hard to have connected action so i applaud that. But … Talk is cheap. That's all I meant. I applaud everyone who has taken the time to join and contribute to this site.
A real meet and a hand shake is the only way to really make a connection.
Oddly enough, that was my thought as well.
Standing offer – I'd be glad to meet up with either of you for lunch or dinner sometime, and the meal is on me.
I am not, however, going to just show up and stack your wood or plant your carrots. I have enough of that crap to do on my own, thanks.
'Hamster, I'll figure something out in the next few weeks and hit you up. I was a sailor (not Navy) for years and I tell ya, your language is refreshing and reminds me of the days when 'all our assets and all our liabilities' were whatever we had between us and the deep blue sea, and we called it like we saw it and we took immediate action when we needed to to stay alive. Those ship-shape habits stuck with me I guess, and my appreciation for blunt honesty. I think we'll get along 🙂
Maybe I'll not call my PP friends whipped dogs or Nancys, but that did crack me up.
T2H, man, free grub really does get my attention. You really know how to close a deal! In about a month and a half, when we're bemoaning the loss of light and warmth and dryness, I'll have time to sit down with you and any others. If you haven't tried the burger, either the Duvall Grill or the Grange has an amazing one. The Grill has better beer and service. I do have a bunch of wood to stack, but you missed my point. Many of our strenuous activities we engage in as we reinvent sustainable living need more than two strong hands. I have two small daughters and a disinterested wife. I know I'm not alone in the prepper world with that configuration, so when a manly man wants to help do manly man stuff, we get right the fuck to work.
Meanwhile, I'm fixing fence, building outbuildings for tools and bee stuff and firewood, harvesting 1500' of dry beans, weeding the 400' of winter squash, prepping for 1/4 acre of garlic, cover cropping everything else, putting up seeds and berries as fast as I can, worrying that I should've done poultry this year, hoping I get a 1/2 a beef instead of just a 1/4, prepping for muzzleloader deer & elk season, and keeping a career & family going in these 'interesting times'. Once our season changes, I'm hunkered down in my sewing shop as my third job making canvas items for mountain men and steampunks.
Friends, let's remain friendly. I guess I feel like the black sheep of our circle of friends and family when it comes to acting like ants not grasshoppers, so when a potentially like minded person wants to get together I'm for it.