Saturday, January 12, 2008

Another farm expansion

My mother in law (Linda M) sent us a few things to expand our farm. Thanks MOM!

We added more animals and trees to the woods we plan to have at the back of the property. We made sure the wild boars were far from our farm animals!

We were able to add a feeder to the livestock area. No other changes here. We did expand the fence to allow more room for the animals to roam. In our garden we added a basket for collecting the harvest.

And we added Mark to the farm! He has no interest in the farm side of things so he is cooking up the animals we've processed. He is happier by the grill than in the fields. You can't tell from the picture but Logan also added a shovel and a gun in front of the barn. He says we need to protect our animals from predators. I guess I will need to get a gun someday. Any recommendations?


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Hi Christy,
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Imagine my surprise when I came to visit yours and saw the playmobil farm set you've got going on. Can you say "kindred spirits"?? :-) I have many of the same pieces that you do (purchased in a moment of weakness a while back when I was spending tons of time visualizing where I wanted to be and how I was going to get there)!

You'll get there, keep the faith. I think you are doing, living, thinking and being all the right things to fulfill all your dreams.

Erikka said...

hi christy! this is a little belated but you won a prize from my blog! please email me your address to smadaakkire at gmail dot com.

as for what more we can do as individuals, this is what i do - i try to read articles on these topics, to stay informed of changes, i check out websites for ways to be more energy efficient at home, reduce reuse and recycle is incorporated in as many aspects of my life as possible, and most importantly that I don't do enough - talk to other people about it when you can.

i know someone like you must feel like, geesh, what more can i do? because truly you are doing a lot! even i get frustrated knowing i am doing what i can when others do nothing...not really sure how to deal with these feelings, but...maybe just pushing through them and doing more...who knows.

Erikka said...

ps. about the gun comment - depending how wild the area is, you may not need a gun. there are lots of other methods for safety to try before needing a gun, but if you feel ok with the idea of owning one for if and when you need one, that is your decision.

your farm will is going to be so beautiful...

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Me again...I would like to feature (talk a bit about) your blog on my blog today - I've not done this before, so I'm not sure of the etiquette around it. I do, however, think it's important to request permission from you first, before I do this. I would of course, provide a link to your blog from my specific blog. Let me know! :-)

Christy said...

Farmgirl_dk - I have no problem with you talking about my blog. Thanks for asking. And how cool that we had the same Playmobile pieces! Thanks for the support, the waiting is hard.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Hey Christy - all done. Please take a look. If I said anything that offends you, let me know and I will try to rectify. I know the waiting is hard...believe me...I know! Hang in there - it will happen. :-)danni

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm late on this one.

Personally, I think a gun is a good idea. I would think about additional protection if I was you. Everything goes to hell, people are desperate, and they see a nice little haven. You can spend all this time and energy on learning to be self sufficient, establishing yourself off the grid, but that does nothing to stop other people from taking it all from you. We are talking millions of displaced, scared, and hungry people.

Brazil is a great example of the disparity in wealth/resources. Roaming gangs of bandits go from town to town, hold people at gun point, robbing banks, homes, farms, take what they need and move along. There is no police force in the way we think about them in the US. Which is what will happen here as the structure implodes.

What do you think will happen if things start to collapse? This is not a nice world when you have something others need to survive.

One of the top recommended, but rarely talked about, investments over the next 10 to 20 years is in *private* security forces. As things break down, I imagine Blackwater and its kin will be deployed to protect elite neighborhoods, private estates, etc. Our police and military will be occupied with just trying to keep our population centers from destroying themselves.

Hell, even Bush has his 100,000 acre Paraguay backup plan, and I don’t imagine he is going there without re-enforcements.