Well, we better make more space; don't know if my feeble grey matter is enough to encompass...
All's I can think about of late is my land. The Land.
THE LAND IS...
Since the Equinox came and went without my so much as my getting out of the city limit confines, much less the States', I've been able to think about little else.
Then I log on to my man Catman's .
He's got this 'write-your-vision' request going.
The timing seems so right, because the LAND IS what I envisioned.
I have a Seed Saver's Exchange catalog in my lap-- the very one that occupies it that fateful 2005...
Back of the catalog, I spy a title that changes my life forever...
"How To Grow More Vegetables...(than you thought possible in less space than you imagined)!"
Oh, it's SO ON!!!
I Began To See
At the time I was allotted a 5' x 9' cubicle to mete out my existence. That's w x l. [H= 4'.]
I stood and looked.
I hawk-eyed, in fact.
Five feet wide. He says a garden 5' x 20' will feed a family of four.
Say he's off by 75%.
I still eat. And I'm all I got...
So I need 100 ft^2 for food... Let's add a fishing pole, some rabbits, a side or three of venison... you know, stuff the Land offers... Jest fer safety. And because I'm carnivorous...
And an orchard, and...
So the vision of mere FOOD PRODUCTION grows to encompass a total of, at largest, half-acre.
For a veggie garden, a five fruit-trees orchard, a berry patch...
Oughta be able to squeeze some rabbits, worms, bees, and a compost pile...
That took care of food.
Shelter is easy. Just look.
And do some math.
How bad do you want to go?
Well, I wanted to trip to Missouri pretty darned bad.
But I didn't.
And here's my blessed return.
Water Is Life.
I may be able to get the hail out of the cloud that is Houston about six months earlier than last guestimated.
Saving about five grand to tap mamma nature's water source can do that for a man... And the land I just missed going to visit likely just got traded for an additional 2.3 acres.
That's Right! Gimme a finnif, Bay-Bee!
Um, did I mention the :
1) One pond
2) Two creeks
3) Three [known] Springs
that liven this space?
??? Huh?? Did I?HUH?? HUH?!?! DID I!??
Long Story Short?
BUT-- well, i just didn't want yall to think I'd gone ENTIRELY poetic or photo-happy on ya! ha!
I've been prepping... and too damned weighed under to care and bitch about it here-- you got yer own issues...
So, there's your update. More on the land coming soon-- though you may need to come get a cuppa to find me... [HINT HINT](evilly laughs:) HeHeHe!
It's been a rambling kind of day, folks, and if you've joined me, I thank you!
If you've lasted, I bless you!
If you ken(ned), I kith(ed!) you!!!
Here and There and EveryWhere...
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