Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Farm for the Future 01

I was born to parents who farmed; it was not their choice and not mine either. I hated being born to poor farmers, and I hated more working on the land. But as I got older, I find that the only thing that gives me the pitter patter is watching plants grow. The good Lord has blessed me with lots of land in the Philippines to plant anything I want, and the Redneck also has a good sized land here in the US for us to cultivate, enough to sustain us. We are planning to start homesteading not because we have to, but we just want to be ready when we need to.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

My life here in Calgary. This was Saturday. I took the Canadian for a stroll after an early morning sun exposure.

Two days later. This is what we had and Kalya's dad and sisters are acting like this is the first time they've seen snow. At 7 in the evening making snowman, mind you.
Here's my 4 year old and 4 month old grands.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

I will not be leaving the US the next two and a half year, because I need to be close to Kalya during this period. While in the US, I plan to cultivate the land of the Redneck and it's just the right size; a wooded 2 acre property in Louisiana. Although I am not ready to have a Louisiana address, I will use it as a camping property while I cultivate fruit trees and plant veggies for our use. This will at least help me use my energy to do something productive in the US instead of waiting for the time when I could stay put and develop my farm in the islands.

This is the only clear area of the 2 acres. The rest is wooded. It will be a lot of work and requires money, so it will be a slow process. I plan to plant figs and plums, I love figs with blue cheese and I love it preserved. I don't really care for plums, but it makes me "regular." Yeah. Right.
While Chat has their lake and boat here in Calgary,
I also have my yacht
And on a low tide I can dig clams.
On high tide? I look at it because I can't swim.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Chat had friends from Dallas flew up here in Calgary for the labor day weekend.