Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hy Ate Us.

So to speak. Readers will have noticed a falling off in posts here- the reality is that we're entering a time of the year which gets busier, and busier, and busier. And with all those long daylight hours- it's just too easy to work long hours.

Plus; Spice stepped in a pothole at the US Post Office a day ago- so her foot is in a soft cast for 3 weeks...

Plus; we have 20 chicks and 35 keets almost ready to get out into the world, and inadequate housing for them again...

Plus; Beelar (oldest son) is moving back in. Not in the usual sense- he's bringing his nice shiny new PhD back with him; and will be entering the family business. Which is a huge huge help; but also means one more person with immediate dibs on my time.

I don't expect I'll quit posting altogether; but until October or so, they'll be erratic. I'm expecting and intending to get more regular again about the blog come fall and winter.

Just so's ya know. Please check back from time to time- I'm not really disappearing.


Anonymous said...

I hear ya! Busy here too. Best of luck with the addition/transition !

Heather G

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know! Congrats to Dr. Beeler, I am done in a few weeks! Have a great summer.


knutty knitter said...

This wrong season stuff is annoying. Its wet, cold and miserable round here so I'm sorting shelving etc inside.

Congrats to Beelar and have a happy outdoors time. (Less any more potholes!)

viv in nz

Was that a 'state of the economy' pothole or a normal 'haven't got around to it' pothole I wonder :)

Greenpa said...

Viv- "This wrong season stuff is annoying. Its wet, cold and miserable round here so I'm sorting shelving etc inside."

Ha! now you know how WE feel along about January, with your updates on the lovely summer weather in NZ! :-)

And I'm pretty sure it's a state of the economy pothole. The US Post Office is having a hard time.

Claude said...

Look forward to your future blogs. Congrats to your, son on the Phd!! Pursuit of knowledge is always a grand adventure.

Greenpa, first arrived at your blog trying to understand how someone could live without a fridge ;). Your family is green in the extreme and that is very cool. Actually, inspirational!

Trying very hard to be a green and lean in the great white north....(well its a beautiful summer day right now - ha!). Anyway....

Take care and have a great summer,

Crunchy Chicken said...

Good. Or else I'm personally coming out there and bitch slapping if you stop posting altogether.

Hugs to Spice, congrats to Beelar and a big squeeze to Smidgen.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Beelar on the PhD!

I know what you mean on the posting. The only reason I'm posting on your blog is because I'm neglecting work that needs to be done on my own homestead :)

I hope your run of broken family bones is done.

Greenpa said...

Thanks everyone for the good wishes-

and Crunchy: "I'm personally coming out there and bitch slapping"

I KNEW I could count on your solid support! :-)

I thought about replying: "Wow, cool. Will you wear your stilettos and leather undies again? Fran├žois and Mercedes are really looking forward to 'seeing' you some more!"

But that would be rude. :-)

Crunchy Chicken said...

Oh, I just don't want to have to go through Greenpa withdrawals like I did with Vanessa and her blog.

And, you better watch it, or I'll be packing the whip while I'm at it.

Anonymous said...

Food for thought in your break:

Forget Shorter Showers
Why personal change does not equal political change
by Derrick Jensen

WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?


I want to be clear. I’m not saying we shouldn’t live simply. I live reasonably simply myself, but I don’t pretend that not buying much (or not driving much, or not having kids) is a powerful political act, or that it’s deeply revolutionary. It’s not. Personal change doesn’t equal social change.


Hank Roberts said...

Congrats on the youngster returning.
Is that as in 'build another house' or 'add a new link to the website'?