Travis Johnson wrote:
5. Show how valuable sheep can be on a homestead, far more convincingly then I do now. (Can’t: Ineffective in communication, and I can be opinioned).
11. Finish writing and publish my book on taking a Hobby Farm to full-time farm status so other Permies People wil have some resourses to learn from. (Can’t: finding time to write, and find a publisher, for my book)
4. To meet, and shake the hand in respect of as many Permie Forum Members as possible, but especially Paul, Elle, Pearl, Nicole, TJ and R Ranson (Can’t: these people (and more) bless the USA and Canada which is widely spread over the map making travelling to them difficult)
Kenneth Elwell wrote:Hey Travis, your list is awesome!!
Number one is the exact same idea I've had! no joke. maybe amazing as a team effort too, 6 people meet up and form a crew at a site and pull off some epic shit... (might be a way to tackle #4)
Number four, I wish for this to happen. Oh! the distances!! I figure I live literally 5 streets away from Paul, now one of those roads is 2600 miles long, mind you...but just 5 streets! 5!
Number seven. W.T.F.?! two weeks ago, I'm on vacation in NH wondering how long it would take to drive to Maine to meet you. That's not creepy is it? I mean it's less creepy now that you've invited desperate people to your imaginary cabin...
(It turns out getting anywhere east-west across NH or ME, it's just about as fast to begin back in Boston.)
Number eleven. Yes you can. You've already begun. Paul had a post or a podcast that was basically "write a bunch of articles, or a bunch of posts on Permies, and before you know it, you've got the makings of a book".
Isn't Number 10 covered by number 11?
Same with Number 5... and opinionated? so what!? that's the reason why someone wants your book!
Someone else can help you organize it, or polish it up, but you have to get your ideas and knowledge written down first.
Number eight. Maybe people would pay to come to workshops that begin or end with RTF concert? Felling trees and sawing into lumber? Build your imaginary cabin? add a rocket mass heater to it? learn to fabricate a piece of equipment? make a rocket oven and serve pizzas at the concert?