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gary james
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  "We're all out of roofs. But we still have tiny ads:" I love this quote. It was at the end of my thread.

In my element, I can help with that....just sayin. I'm also a pretty good cook.

I would like to have an opportunity to help some ants finish up some projects while working towards becoming an active member of the community. I was humbled today by the efforts of one person there who has quite a handful and my immediate reaction is to jump right in and help. That feeling has been one of the things which keeps me going in life. The desire to help others. I do have goals but they have been pretty vague. They have been life long though; food, shelter, security, utility, community. Sometimes I get these five things mixed up and out of order, often collapsing efforts.

Food for thought.

What is key for strong homesteading within a community? (question is rhetorical only if no one feels the need to comment)  

I am curious about the people in the community and what they are focused on.

Are there plans for a rocket stove kiln for pottery?
A rocket stove forge for working metals?
Finding a way to coax that river closer to the village via the use of a diversion pond and an aqueduct system.
Rainfall and snowfall collection ponds?
I wish I were walking the land right now.

I want some jerky. I like the food dehydrators that I saw in one thread.

Are there any Ants or Gappers who are archers?

So then I was thinking about a cabin i built with a really good woman when we were in upstate, NY

It was twenty two feet long, twelve feet deep eight foot tall rear wall and roughly sixteen foot tall front wall. fully insulated and sheetrocked. The whole front was lofted to have storage up out of the way, and would house a rain collection barrel.
Off the bottom of the barrel would be a copper line run to the stovepipe, drop down the wall from a T splitter, spiral up the stove pipe and the rejoin the cold feed parallel and continue across the wall to the sink area  (or stub out the wall for a shower)where they would drop down and attach to a faucet. The  barrel, being above everything would gravity feed both hot and cold running water with an adjustment on the hot coil for varying the temperature and the option to install a sleeve to cease heating the water.

This part of that dream never came to fruition. I always wanted to work out whatever bugs surfaced in setting this system up.
Converting it to fit a 55 gal drum in a rocket stove set up would be possible with the right design and placement.
I would love to experiment with this.

I would like an underground house ultimately, like a kiva only different.
Ok, that is my dose of random for the evening. I hope it inspires good ideas and good dreams of world domination through permaculture.

Glad I got that out. I have some room in my head now. Maybe I can have math back, or my sense of humor.



"Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours."



 
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Someone once asked my how do I find friends ? I replied " by being one "
I make no claim to inventing this phrase I propably read it some where
 
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"Getting to know you."  

http://thechp.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Unlikely-Alliances-Friendship-People-with-Developmental-Disabilities.pdf


"To understand rather than be understood."

From behind the wall it is only the sounds of encouragement or chastisement that one can hear. When the working tools are in their hands, the sight of working tools tearing down the walls is a long sought but ever present dream, perpetuated by hope and darkened by despair.

My dreams, as I have observed the dreams of others, are not only mine, but shared.

Here are some of mine.   http://buildonyourowndreams.weebly.com/

 
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Friends often are seldom seen or heard.  They seem to prefer the anonymity.

Restoring friendships is not easy, making them harder still.

"surrender, surrender, but don't give yourself away."

Restoration is important, when further neglect assures further deterioration.

When I had my working tools.........and my mental faculties somewhat intact    http://onthelevelrestorations.weebly.com/
 
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