Burra Maluca wrote:Then I went back and found the red-haired guy from school...
Randy Coffman wrote:In the situation of forced self sufficient, I may not have a bull cow for reproduction, and the females will just be milk. Needing them for meat should only be a last resort in that scenario.
Lucrecia Anderson wrote:I think it is also worth pointing out that on some forums a large percentage of the posters are Aspies (aka individuals with Aspergers).
While that number is far lower on gardening/homesteading sites there are still a few floating around. Those folks often have a VERY hard time on forums like this because they do make blunt comments and their social skills suck. I have known individuals on homesteading type sites that likely have Aspergers and they try to fit in to talk about their interests yet are often picked on and ridiculed or even targeted for harassment by mods because they inadvertently upset one or two "favorite" posters.
Jason Hernandez wrote:
I tell you, I would be more convinced by a controlled experiment than an anecdotal testimony. As a hypothetical example, take gardening by the moon. Lots of people believe it works; but is it really the effect of the moon, or are they just overall very competent gardeners? But now suppose we approach it experimentally. Set up a series of test plots, homogenized as to soil conditions, sunlight, water, etc. Randomly assign half of the plots to be sown at what is considered the most optimal moon time, and the other half, at the least optimal moon time. Use the same cultivars in both treatments, and care for the plots the same in every way except date of sowing. Record important dates like first seedling emergence, first flowering, first produce, for each plot. Also record total harvested weight from each plot. See if the two treatments differ.
This would tell me far more than, "I garden by the moon and my gardens always thrive."