Monday, September 27, 2021

You Either Laugh Or You Cry

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I sometimes watch the "homesteaders" on TV that are needing and getting help from an experienced family. Some of those folks move to the land with no knowledge, no research, no skills, no experienced friends, no common sense and livestock they think they can just let wander around  to forage and fend for themselves against predators. It's really just kind of pathetic.

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5 comments:

Dave Bagwill said...

My wife is hooked on those shows; I kinda feel like you do about them.

Judy said...

You can throw the average 'preppers' in with the 'homesteaders'. The 'Mormon 4' is going to lead to appetite fatigue(starvation) and malnourished. Or the 180 lbs of 'survival meal soup' that is to last for one year. It is only 200 calories per person per day, In short order, real starvation is going to set in.

Gorges Smythe said...

Great minds think alike, Dave. - lol

As long as the crooks make money, that's all that matters to them, Judy.

Peteforester said...

It always gets me when someone says "If things go south I'll just plant a garden." Mind you, these are people who have NEVER planted a garden before. Aside from the fact that if they planted today they'd be dead of starvation before harvest, none of these people even CONTEMPLATE things like too much rain, too little rain, rabbits, gophers, ground squirrels, bugs,... I could go on all day! Even fewer "viewers" contemplate just how much effort homesteading entails! Most of these people will either resort to marauding to survive, or will be taken out by marauders. Still others will die waiting for FEMA to show up and save the day... As for me, I'd advise them to stay away from my place...

Gorges Smythe said...

Good advice, Pf.