We were unable to get grandfather's tractor yesterday because my brother-in-law managed to break our trailer lights. He had wound up the cord so tightly that the ground wire was yanked out. It took awhile to figure that one out. But it was getting too late to go. So my husband called his brother. His brother said,
come get it or I am going to have it junked.ugh! This thing has been sitting out there for years, and now that his brother wants it, he is going to be a jerk about it. He knows that my truck is sans engine and we are at the mercy of the neighbor. My husband replied to him,
what do you think your mother would have to say about that.Brother replied,
just come get it soon.That cracks me up, grown men scared of their mom! But I guess you would have to met her to understand that she can still control her 30 something year old boys.
Do you remember some time back, where I gritched about some homesteading magazines? Last night my husband was waiting for a phone call back and had sat down (which he hardly does) and flipped through a certain magazine ( which he hardly ever does) suddenly he looks at me and says,
this isn't geared to normal people.This reminded me of what Tim said in response to my post yesterday. "Rich Homesteader. I don't think there is such a thing." I had to smile, because these magazines seem to think there is. I informed my husband that there is this green fad going on, and they are trying to bank on the people with money. To stay in business they have to cater to new readers. I do miss the ingenuity that use to grace the pages of these magazines. Once upon a time they would show you how to make anything with junk you had laying around. Now they want you to buy new "green materials to build the same thing. I know it can't be just me that thinks being green doesn't mean to purchase, but to use what you are ready have. I had to explain to my neighbor what I meant when I told her I was white trashing my banny coop. umm...repurposing? using what is already available to build something new? Then she got it, but I don't think she really did. She is one of the new breeds of consumers that want a self sufficient life by buying it.