We are seeking people who have some garden and animal experience as well some basic rural living skills. We are asking for 8 hours of work per week and depending on how many people are here 3-4 days every other week on chores + occasional caretaking when we go away. If people have strong interest in the garden and its products, we might ask people to put in another 4-6 hours a week during the growing season. We have laying chickens, turkeys, a milk, meat and pack goat herd of about7-10 (usually no more than 2 milking does) and ducks.
We are looking for people who have some country living and garden skills, are emotionally mature, easy going and good communicators. A good fit for us would be someone who loves to garden and enjoys spending time working with animals and appreciates animal products.
It has probably already been pointed out, but anything we learn from an experience means it was not a failure.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Looks like my endeavor to eat what I grow and reduce purchased food may have back-fired. I seem to have symptoms of multiple deficiencies - B vitamins (probably mostly B12), and minerals. This is causing some creepy physical symptoms plus probably exacerbating some pre-existing health problems.
So we're going to try to adjust our diet with a little more store food, and some supplements.
I wanted to post about this because I've posted a lot about frugality and trying to live without much money, and I want people to know about my failures as much as my successes. I want others to be aware of cheaping out too much on diet and the possibility of deficiencies if you aren't able to grow a large enough variety of food and/or the soil is not optimum.
It seems like most folks here are better at growing stuff than I am.
Trying not to feel like a failure!
Todd Parr wrote:
Neil Layton wrote:...
What I have an issue with is the implications about hierarchy and exploitation that stem from humans eating meat (not relevant to this discussion) and the sustainability implications of 7.4 billion humans eating meat, which is entirely germane to this conversation. That's one reason why we talk about frugality. I had the impression it's one reason Tyler is trying to steer away from eating meat.
... It's an absolute fact that humans can eat meat, and in my opinion, and the opinion of many people smarter than I, that people have evolved and need to eat meat to enjoy optimal health.
Devaka Cooray wrote:Michael Hallenbeck,
Can each of you guys confirm that you have still not received the part 2?