Just got back from planting an old friend. 56 years old and one helluva man. He would do anything to help someone but God help you if you came to harm the valley. He was bad news in that respect. I remember 25 years ago when we were going through a hard time, which was not a rare occurrence, and three of us got to talking and we decided to go kill a deer and the village would have meat. My buddy had a rifle and the other guy had a shotgun and I had a pistol. We got about a half mile down the road and I threw up my hands and prayed aloud to the God of Heaven that he give us a deer to shoot and feed the people. I just felt to do that. We made it two or three more miles and there was a nice sized Buck just over the fence on government property. The driver started braking and brought the truck to a halt and my buddy, the one we buried today, was out of the cab of that truck and had his 30-06 resting on the hood. Boom! One dead deer. We went over the fence through the snow and got the deer and took it home. There were a lot of guys available to clean the deer. God was with us.
I got a call from a friend on the East Coast just as I was coming in the door from the funeral. Naturally I asked him what he was doing and he said he was sitting back eating popcorn and watching AIG fail. Apparently everyone who had money in AIG was coming all week long to get their money out and AIG was being picked clean. Laughing my ass off! The fedgov's big bailout is going back out on the street as fast as they can count out the money. I sure do hope it is the little people who stand to gain. To hell with the fat cats. Why don't they take the 700 billion dollars and pay off about 350,000 mortgages and just give the people their deeds and wish them luck in the future. Then we could at least say that our tax money had done SOME good. And you talk about an economic stimulus! All those people would be back in the market place having a helluva good time, buying and charging and doing all those things that Americans are noted for.
There are now 6 families living around our little pond who are buying and storing food. Incredible! Last week there were two! Holy cow. The word has gotten out! I hope this movement picks up momentum. There are a lot of good people here.I am still looking for non-hybrid seed and I think I have been given a clue as to where to find it. I will check it out and see if it is worth the effort.
I'll got for now and leave you while I go eat a pot luck supper in honor of my departed brother. Stay alive!