Friday, October 5, 2012

Books versus Experience

I ordered three more books this week.I'm trying to get some reference books going.

Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance, John Storey, Martha Storey

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition, Gail Damerow
Condition: New

Ed Begley, Jr.'s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage an Eco-Conscious Life [Paperback]

I figured I better have something on hand just in case.I've never read these books so it will be great to do some reading and learning.And we all know sometimes books don't let you see everything but experience will.I know how to do most stuff like cooking,washing clothes out by hand and putting them on the clothes line,sewing and mending,gardening and basic every day doings.I want to do my own canning and what ever else is out there.I really want to learn how to cook on a woodburning stove even though it's a pain in the ___.So I've heard.My Auntie made it look so easy when we would go see her.

I go through reading blogs everyday.And I find them to be most fascinating.When we get to our property and get somewhat settled in,I'm going to get my flowers planted and hopefully get some nice pictures to post.May take a year or two lol.But getting started is half the battle right? We have been watching the weather and geesh I see snow already.We were planning on moving at the end of the year but we may have to wait til March.I kinda do want to wait til then cause at least it may be cold but doable moving.We had 2 foot snowdrifts here a couple of winter ago.

Now if you look close enough to the side of the trailer,yep that's deep for here.Orion loved it and he jumped right in the middle of it.It snowed so much we couldn't even open the front door,we had to push it open,along with the gate too.We are not used to seeing so much snow.Florida will do that to you.I told hubstead we need to get some more winter clothes going.

Well have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Well, we need both books and experience. I love collecting books and our homestead library is a real blessing. Of course, we learn most by doing, but we have to have the books to start with. We put up our first fence with library book in hand, reading the instructions as we went along. :)