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Ever tried.
Ever failed.
No matter.
Try Again.
Fail Again.
Fail Better.

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Right on, Joel! The vast majority of wannabe gardener/farmers that I've worked with never accomplish their dreams because they want to "get it right" the first time around. They prep for years and never get their first step taken. And I've had some student gardeners at the community garden quit because "we can't do it right", thus they never stick around to learn how to grow food.

By the way, I'm proud to say that my homestead was created one failure at a time. I've learned an awful lot along the way and managed to survive during the learning process. Heck, I'm still experimenting and learning by my "failures".
 
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One of my regular statements is

There is a big difference between knowing in the biblical sense and knowing in the porn sense.


 
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I mostly agree with that

BUT

Some things are worth delaying indefinitely while making protracted observations because they are totally NOT worth fucking up.

I guess it all depends.
 
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Landon Sunrich wrote:I mostly agree with that

BUT

Some things are worth delaying indefinitely while making protracted observations because they are totally NOT worth fucking up.

I guess it all depends.



agreed -

i hope people dont apply salatins thinking to dam building


 
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anything worth doing well is worth doing poorly first



Gosh I hope so. I'd hate for all the seedlings I've killed to have died in vain.

Back in the old days nobody would be calling me by my actual name any more, I would just be known as Dan Blackthumb.
 
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Or maybe Dan Seed-Waster.
 
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i always tell people "I'm not planting it, I'm providing a premature burial"
 
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As Winston Churchill once commented:

You can always count on the 'Yanks' getting it right...
...after they have exhausted all the other options!

 
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