Yes I actually met Curtis Stone, and I don't think he likes me. But my wife started out not liking me either. Maybe if Curtis and I got to know each other, I could win him over.sky wrote:"I had heard of a group in Victoria, BC, called Pedal to Petal, which ran a pedal-powered compost pickup service; I was inspired by what they were doing, so I figured I'd spend the fall and winter doing something similar..."
Page xix, Preface, The Urban Farmer, Curtis Stone
The @Pedal2Petal Balance Sheet
I'm finishing up my second piece of work for the luxury construction company I'm hired to do SEO for. I'm up to 2-4 hours of work each week now, and it's felt good to work again. I usually work when my son is taking his daily 3-4 hour nap. Assuming 3 hours per week I'm earning an extra 31,200$ per year from this income source. I only need about 12,000 per year for life expenses, although with kid expenses and 2 overseas vacations in 2 years, this number is creeping up. Income from websites is creeping down from 30,000$
If I ever need to max out, I could expand the amount of work I do to 4 hours per day and pull 4000$ a week(208,000$/yr)from this form of income.
I've been considering having a lot of kids. ERE gives you the freedom to expand your lineage, so why not? Kids can be taught to take care of you when you're older. This removes you from the money economy altogether at a time when your peers might be subject to predatory nursing home institutions.
Each kid you have in Canada earns you a tidy ~$6,000 Canadian pesos annually until age 6, and a little bit less annually after that. With enough kids, you could ERE just off the government baby dividend.
Expanding my Fief
Pictured above my son is helping me clear snow so the garden beds can go in. They are due to be in by January. All the beds are now spoken for, so we're almost guaranteed to be expanding again next year. The compost bin I ordered is already installed.
I've also built a fief on Vancouver island, planted with garlic. Permaculture zone 3.
Here is a shot of the fiefs in Lynn Valley, mine is outlined in red. Zone 2.
What does Trump mean for me?
Trump represents the possibility for an end to my biggest problem, US interference in my Canadian affairs. I have to file FBARs and other bureaucratic bullshit every year because of NAFTA and similar treaties. In fact if Trump can cut enough bureaucracy and taxes and political control of everything anybody wants to do, I can even see myself moving back to America in my lifetime. Congratulations to all the Americans here on taking their country back.