Thursday, January 2, 2020

Making progess...

Two hours into my new years resolution and I am making good progress clearing out the greenhouse.  Just posted a for sale item I need to get rid of - a Weider Pro 6900 weight system I bought when I was bulking up for flying my paramotor.  Since that is no longer on my list of ways to hurt myself, I am offering it up locally really cheap.  46,58,34,0,W

6 comments:

Margery Billd said...

Apparently for you with age comes maturity and learning.

Rita B. said...

hmmmmm, hope it finds a good home in the area. Nice equipment.

John Wells said...

sold it to a local today...

Unknown said...

Hi John,
I have to tell you, I really admire what you've built and your independence. I grew up on a 160 acre homestead in the Chugach mountains, outside of Anchorage, Alaska in the early '50s. It was remote but not quite to the degree of your place. As a small child it was fun. But as an adult who had to be on call as the military generally is, life was a lot more difficult for my parents. My dad was in the Army at Ft.Richardson, next to Anchorage.

Do you have a well with enough water to consider a small garden or is that not really practical? We lived in southeastern Arizona in the 1965, when my dad retired from the Army. We had a small place just outside of town and by being very conservative with the water we had a pretty decent garden. A lot of the irrigation was by grey water from the house. We had four kids and two adults living on the place so the water use for you would obviously be much lower. I just wondered if that would be worth the effort for you alone there. The vegetables would be valuable but is that sort of project really practical?

I can see where you can make a project list as long as you like but when you want something done or built, you're "The Guy!" Being independent can be nice but when you need a work crew, it's usually that guy in the mirror!

I first saw your story on YouTube a couple of years ago and then again this evening. I don't know if you had the double roof over your cabin back then but that's a really good idea in that kind of heat. It has to cut the heat load but quite a lot, in that cabin.

Bye for now,
Gary Goodlund
Sebastopol, CA

John Wells said...

I discovered two things a long time ago. 1. I am a much better builder than a farmer. 2. The amount of calories and nutritional value produced vs the expense and time of taking care of a garden just isn't worth the effort.

Unknown said...

John, your point is well taken. One must pick your points to focus your time & energy. There's only so much of each to spread around!! ;^)