"Hey everyone: I'm a married mother of two young men (21 & 18), living in the 'burbs of S. California. We have a small backyard which is presently unusable but is on my project list for the near future. It needs…"
"Actually, both of your comments help. Pat's visual of being "robbed" of his treasures gives me some insight as to what is really important. And both of you made comments on being thrifty. So...I'm definitely…"
"Wow. Wealth, privilege and a Buick on a dirt road. Now there's some content to chew on. I think I better hurry up and get my old lady basket on wheels to be able to walk up to the Grocery store and back home without having a…"
"Pat: You are an endless source of knowledge for me. :) I loved Harriet's comment about a trail of Hooch. Did you know that the word Hooch is a derivative of a Native Alaskan word--can't remember the exact word, but…"
"I should have known that you would have been there Pat. In fact, while reading the book the husband sounds like your kind of guy. He hunts, fishes, can fix anything and built their cabin from nearby trees with the help of his…"
"Hey all: It's been pretty quiet over here on the Homegrown front. Thought I'd mention a book I'm reading that'll make an urban homesteader's hair stand on end: Arctic Homestead: The True Story of One…"
"In light of THE NEWS and the confusion amongst our citizens about how to react to it: Celebration? Fear? Somber? Sadness? I've decided to share a quote from our dear friend Mark Twain which seems most…"
"Pat: LOL. Sorry to hear about the mishap. As CJ wrote in her ApronStringz blog regarding leaving the room while drying your cast-iron skillet/pan on the burner:
"...set your pan on a low flame on the stove and set…"
"Yes Harriet: I was on my soapbox--ranting and raving. I do try and be respectful of others' viewpoints, where I have trouble is when their way of thinking stunts mine. Sigh. I am sorry to hear about the Great Divide in your…"
Kylein: Seriously? They hire people to build (OK, if I had the money maybe I'd pay for that one); tend and maintain; AND harvest?!!! Well they ARE after all eating homegrown ORGANIC food--I'll give them a…"
"Wow. I thought for sure you guys were gonna think I'd lost it. And now I see we're all in the same boat together. Trying to cope with the endless circle of the catch-22's of modern life. Yep...yep...yep. …"
I don't think you have to worry about people finding out how easy those skills are. For some people--it just is not easy, but frustrating. I can sew, simple basic stuff. But I couldn't knit to save my…"
"Harriet: I remember when my first son was born and I told everyone at work I was quitting to become a full-time mom and housewife (He was 2 by then). Everyone at work tried to talk me out of it. What will you do if your husband…"