We live in a society of entitlement. We of the west believe that we should have things handed to us rather than truly work for our future aspirations in order to better ourselves and our families. We’ve become a society of paper and data pushers rather than producers. Because of this we are now failing in a way that most cannot accept or deal with on a day to day basis.
I would like to preface this with this one notion, these are my personal beliefs with some scattered in statistics when I find they are useful. I have been through the ringer as I have also lived the cushy and easy life. Over the years of my adulthood I’ve seen and experienced various things and they have all, no matter how small, made me the person that I am to this day. I will not apologize for who I am or how I think or feel, neither should you.
I look around everywhere I go. When I see houses and lawns within a neighborhood that’s all I see. I don’t see anyone truly trying to provide for themselves. Everything is perfectly manicured to appear as if they are the lord of their own land, pulling a silly belief from our time under feudal societies. The reasons behind this is that as a lord you don’t have to sustain yourself, that happens to be the serf’s position in life.
Now here in the grand ol’ United States of America we no longer have the subserviant serf class. That is unless you count the many migratory illegal immigrants picking our food. We now rely upon these people to do lower than wage labor in order to sustain large agribusiness and line the pockets of these lords with their lawns. Poisoning our food and production supply along all lines.
We believe everything should be easy to obtain, that sweat labor from ourselves will not produce the things we have been taught to want as “needs.” Rathter than learning any fruit is always sweeter once you have produced it yourself. This can be food, this can be creating a new engine, or even writing code for yourself and idealistic goals.
Rather than truly contributing to a local society, which in turn contributes to the larger republic, we’d rather take away and hope that no one notices. We as a society would rather assume that through our being lazy things will change and benefit society.
What we as a society need to do is realize that everyone else out there will always “fuck your buddy” before they try to help another person or group. Throwing money at any issue will certainly not accomplish anything. We need to get our hands dirty and stop being lazy. Produce something rather than just consume everything around you.
Well there’s more to life living in the south. ¬†Everything’s going pretty damn well so far.
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Alright. ¬†Everyone has seen Zombieland¬†right? ¬†What is rule number one in that film? ¬†Cardio. ¬†I will have to step up to the plate and admit that this is true. ¬†Moving here has beaten my ass into submission. ¬†I’m exhausted and sore quite often just because of outside work.
I have sat on my ass for a very long time because of the job. ¬†I know that I cannot keep up with someone that is actually in shape. ¬†Does this bother me? ¬†Absolutely not at the present time. ¬†The reason behind this is that I do push myself to get things done and I’m doing more than most people.
Not only am I gaining strength and endurance right now. ¬†I am gaining knowledge and skills that will prove useful in the future. ¬†I believe that getting both at the same time is a wonderful way to live currently. ¬†Now let’s see how much I can pack into a weekend and attempt to have a social life on top of that.
Found someone on ever famous list of craig. ¬†A dump truck full of compost was plastered onto the lawn and some of it has migrated into the garden. ¬†Yup, the garden is now tilled and ready to plant. ¬†Even migrated some berry of some sort, either black or ras we’ll see when they start to grow.
Just like back in San Diego one of our food sources will be rabbits. ¬†Picked up two does and a buck again. ¬†They’re 7 weeks old so should be breeding about may. ¬†This gives us plenty of time to get quite a bit of rabbit meat throughout the year. ¬†Yum, rabbit stews!
Here’s a few pictures of the cute and little food makers.
So in order to build my damn shelves I had to build saw horses. ¬†Fun shit. ¬†Of course the home depot sells 2×4′s in 7 and half feet. ¬†Not the usual 8 feet length that you expect and is normal. ¬†Well needless to say I built some crazy tall saw horses. ¬†Eventually cut them down and have them at the right size.
Now it’s time to figure out the next stage of building in the room for storage and organization. ¬†So now that I have saw horses I can build my shelves. ¬†That was the goal of this weekend. ¬†Build my damn selves.
Here’s the stupidity pictures. ¬†I also have to say hand tools are awesome but suck due to the amount of pain I feel right now.
Hopefully soon I’ll get to those pallets and what they can be used for other than bon fires.
One of the goals of having a place for both of us has been to make it sustain us and not really have to spend money. ¬†If that goal goes farther to where it also pays for itself then that’s even better. ¬†I’m definitely certain that this year we’re going to spend a lot less money on vegetables.
Not too many pictures, but this is the start of our garden. ¬†Don’t have the cash on hand to rent a tiller so 20 bucks spent for one shovel and one hoe. ¬†Two people for the hours power.
I suppose you could say this is pretty damn hill billy. ¬†Yet it’s also a way of not wasting possible food. ¬†The first few days we were getting lost pretty easily trying to figure out better ways to get places we knew how to get to. ¬†Trying to get up to that shopping center proved out to be a good time to get lost.
It was a cold morning so we figured we might as well take a look at the possible bounty on the side of the road. ¬†After looking at it for a moment it was decided to toss the deer into the bed of my pick up and take it home.
Yes, these pictures are graphic but I don’t give a fuck, it’s my page and the venison has been very tasty since then. ¬†Really lucked out with this find as all it had was a broken neck and was probably 12 hours old or less.
Here’s some pictures of the outside of where I now live. ¬†Getting it all ready for spring planting. ¬†Figure we’re gonna build a chicken tractor (not started yet), a new rabbit hutch (not started yet), larger aquaponics (not started yet) and of course our big ass garden.
First one is the front yard. ¬†Second is the house, notice the flag? , last three are the back yard.