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by George the original one
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Personal mission?
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Personal mission?

As a Smurf, I can definitely endorse Jennypenny's map.

In other words, follow your interests guilt-free and let the goal-setting occur naturally without trying to force it. PLAY!
by George the original one
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: no more garbage pick up
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: no more garbage pick up

Many localities require trash pickup and will send the zoning enforcement dudes on you if you don't have trash pickup. It's not meant to deter you from reducing waste, rather it's an old attempt to prevent unsightly homes and/or trash dumping and/or burying waste in the yard.
by George the original one
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 678
Views: 123881

Re: Garden Log

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:24 am
Does anybody know anything about the likelihood that a self-fertile Italian Prune plum tree could fertilize a wild American plum?
https://raintreenursery.com/european_plum_pollination

Seems the only kink is when they flower?
by George the original one
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Savings ratio more useful than savings rate?
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Savings ratio more useful than savings rate?

Use whatever works for you, but don't expect to change the establishment. Also be prepared to explain why you use it everytime you post in a new thread.
by George the original one
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!
Replies: 311
Views: 60004

Re: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!

In the event of utility disruption through the winter, you'll manage to stay warm by bundling up. After all, there are people who regularly camp with snow on the ground. More concerning would be where your water comes from. Second concern is how quickly disease will spread in the colder living condi...
by George the original one
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: what happens to baby boomers who didn't save for retirement?
Replies: 20
Views: 2316

Re: what happens to baby boomers who didn't save for retirement?

That...kind of sucks. A lot. To have a direct blood relative be in such bad shape medically and financially. Yes. She specifically chose this direction in life over a decade ago against the advice of family when there was still a chance to avoid this fate… now she has to live with that choice. At l...
by George the original one
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 3536

Re: Full Time Jobs?

Take the Ag classes that interest you as science electives. Just pay attention to the prerequisites to make sure you're eligible to enroll in them.

You do know that many college graduates don't work in the field they majored in?
by George the original one
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: what happens to baby boomers who didn't save for retirement?
Replies: 20
Views: 2316

Re: what happens to baby boomers who didn't save for retirement?

My sister is scraping by even though no one in their right mind would hire her even if she were willing to work. She hasn't been willing to work since 2007, when her then-boyfriend convinced her that enrolling in college using student loans & living off government handouts would lead to a better lif...
by George the original one
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 3536

Re: Full Time Jobs?

Lately I’ve been getting into homesteading so I’ve been considering an agriculture degree but worried about my ability to get a job with it—that’s actually what prompted the idea for this thread. Oh, god, no! Agriculture degree will have virtually nothing to do with homesteading. Agriculture is big...
by George the original one
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Life Traps Analysis from WSP
Replies: 142
Views: 14998

Re: Life Traps Analysis from WSP

What if, to up your game to the next level, you have to read more? Is reading then "doing"?
by George the original one
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Help me continue my tiny house project?
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Help me continue my tiny house project?

10. Tend some raised-bed gardens around the shed. Maybe some more fruit trees further away from it. Garden, no problem. Fruit trees? Problem: 1) If you're going to leave in 7 years or less, then no point in planting them unless your parents want them and are willing to maintain them. 2) Have you re...
by George the original one
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 678
Views: 123881

Re: Garden Log

Territorial Seeds catalog arrived today. Guess I now know with greater certainty what I'll be doing after dark tonight unless my wife has other plans...
by George the original one
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Full Time Jobs?
Replies: 35
Views: 3536

Re: Full Time Jobs?

Say, a part time, serious time spent on investing, and a tiny business or two on the side. Problem #1: Part-time wages are usually crap compared to full time. Before I retired, my hourly wage was in the $45/hr range and it's awfully, awfully tough to find a part-time wage with guaranteed hours that...
by George the original one
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 678
Views: 123881

Re: Garden Log

A writer based in the NE USA, however, could be heavily influenced by local knowledge and believe it applies across the whole continent: "Although native earthworms are found in some regions of the US, a large area of North America (NE US and Canada) had no native earthworms at all since the last pe...
by George the original one
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 678
Views: 123881

Re: Garden Log

And not to be outdone by Washington, apparently there's an Oregon Giant earthworm: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~rosenbed/earthworm.html

I also see we've recently got invasive species from asia: https://www.opb.org/news/article/crazy- ... ping-worm/
by George the original one
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 678
Views: 123881

Re: Garden Log

enigmaT120 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:17 pm
In the book 1491 the author (sorry don't remember his name) says that there weren't earth worms in the Americas until Europeans brought them.
The author obviously didn't know about the giant Palouse earthworms (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Palouse_earthworm)!
by George the original one
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What do you do on weekends?
Replies: 25
Views: 2893

Re: Re:

2Birds1Stone wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:18 pm
What type of Auto Racing do you partake in?
I drove in a few Chumpcar (now Champcar) events on the west coast after having 20 years of autocross and an occasional hillclimb. Now I'm back autocrossing.
by George the original one
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 678
Views: 123881

Re: Garden Log

WORMS HATE MY GARDEN And why I'm okay with that Shovel over a load of dirt from my garden and you'll find a worm maybe every three or four shovelfuls. That's pretty dang barren compared to a shovelful of dirt from outside the garden, which will usually have a couple worms every time! And yet I'm ok...
by George the original one
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What do you do on weekends?
Replies: 25
Views: 2893

Re:

George the original one wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:08 pm
I'm boring: gardening, computer, fishing, auto racing (definitely not an ERE approved activity!), TV.
And now that I've been retired for 3 years, it looks exactly the same, except less TV because there's only DVDs now unless I pay for satellite TV.
by George the original one
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 678
Views: 123881

Re: Garden Log

A different spinach variety I'll try is Seaside. The leaf stays small for longer, thus better as "baby spinach". And I forgot to mention that I'll make an attempt to grow cilantro. The new radish variety is called Crunchy King. After checking the green bean varieties I prefer, I realized they came f...