It's raining here on the hay field I've been sweating in for the last 3 days. It belongs to a neighbor of mine who asked for help and in turn for helping, I got IMO taken advantage of. So, my back is pretty sore and I'm kind of cranky.
I've been thinking about all the bills that haven't gotten paid this month and it's bothering me quite a bit. I have right now, over $1000.00 in bills that need paid and not a dime to my name. Zip, zero, nadda. We've been more than 30 days waiting on workmans comp. Isn't that just crazy? Every day when the mail comes and there's no check, WC gets called and they tell us they mailed it, blah blah blah. Anyway, what I really wanted to talk about was when you end up like this with absolutely no money, you could very well find yourself with nothing to eat. Now, if you've been tending your garden like you're supposed to and tending that small flock of chickens, you've got food. Throw in a little flour, salt, sugar, yeast and water and you have bread to go with your eggs and veges. If you're really lucky and have access to an animal that gives milk, you are really eating well.
Having a small spot all your own that you make self sustaining is hard work but when times like what's happening to us come your way, you've got one major important part of your life covered. You can eat. You can also eat every meal and not skimp because you don't have.
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!