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Putting Your Back Into It
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dclarion wrote in rationis
When I earlier wrote of backbreaking work, I wasn't kidding.  Here is the equipment I'm using to do the earthmoving necessary to get the farmstead ready:

I have written of using as few non-renewable resources as possible.  Not only is gluttonously consuming these resources expensive, it's insane.  Continuing on the path of the last hundred years will only make it all the harder when what is left is made unavailable to private citizens.  My back and my arms may not be as renewable as they were thirty years ago, but they are renewable, nonetheless.  The result of shoveling five gallons of soil at a time is this:

A planting bed well on its way to receiving tomatoes and beans, which in turn will become food for my table.  This is what I believe we all must do in order to survive, much less thrive.  This is what I ask each of you to join me in doing.  Wherever you may be, please survive and thrive with me.  It gets lonely out here, sometimes.

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Thank you. I will try to be as humble as is possible when I say that I have accomplished more in the last six months than the local government-subsidized urban agriculture organization has done in the last three years. Of course, I don't have to follow any rules, either. I technically have no right to be doing what I am doing; the lot is not mine. I am doing this because anyone with any deed or authority has not and will not. So, one less blighted lot, and if I get dinner out of it, so much the better.

EDIT: Fixed a typo

Edited at 2009-03-22 01:41 am (UTC)

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