This whole economic mess that we find ourselves in the middle of has me a bit worried. I'm not in a panic by any means, but I'm glad I've got my freezer and pantry with a good bit of food put away. My biggest concern is that we've been looking for land and with the credit crunch I'm a bit concerned that we won't be able to get a loan if we find something we like. It was a bit heartening to have my Dad tell me that if anyone could get a loan these days he thought we would qualify. That is big praise from the guy who has made frugal farming work for 70 years (they recently retired and are renting out the land). Yeah, there is part of me that wants to move onto the family farm (been in the family since the mid 1800's) but it is also far from the day jobs for both my guy and I. That, and I don't really want to FARM. I just want enough land to be somewhat self-sufficient- to have a big garden and some fruit trees. Enough space to let the kids and dog run free (well maybe not the dog) and maybe some chickens- not that my guy wants them- but the kids are enthused. Don't know what will happen, but then, who does.
Have to watch the presidential debate tonight, not that I think it will sway my vote but I want to keep in touch with what's going on. J14 is at her violin lesson tonight and V with her but they should be home in time to watch.
What is that old mid-eastern curse?
May you live in interesting times!
Unfortunately things look to get more interesting than we would all like.
Peace to all. J