200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Farming as High Drama
This headline from the weekend's WSJ about the USDA lowering crop projections for corn by 3.9%, a greater figure than expected. Oh, the drama!
Mom is here. A few folks that I've known for years recently wondered aloud (in writing, after I began to question it myself), how I magically transitioned from a city girl to a homesteader-wanna-be-girl. Where the sudden urge to "homestead" came from. I can explain the chain of events that led me to here, but can't explain why I threw out everything that I loved before to live by myself so far out here in the country; leading directly to me missing city things that I loved before, and partly ... my angst.
You see - I'm an engineer. My entire career (all 25 years of it) has been about me successfully making things happen that didn't exist before. I don't really pay attention when people say things are impossible or hard to do, because that's stuff we engineers get done regularly. I've done the same thing in my personal life (make big, hard changes), and then ended up changing back when I've realized that things aren't working. Still thinking about that, and mom is here to help provide perspective.