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Community, People, Localization – a return to a human scale

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

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Lots of phone work with contractors lately. Permit still outstanding for the sceptic tank which needs to be done first.  Crossing my fingers that its done this week and the sceptic tank and driveway go in.   Once that is done the plans are submitted for the house and work starts once that permit arrives for doing the foundation.

Spent time talking to the foundation contractor the end of last week.  On the final pour they can provide colouring to the concrete which is great.  I just have to figure out what colour to stain the concrete.

Working on the footings, insulation to go below the slab and how high above the footings for the walls above grade to put the posts and strawbales next week.

 

After digging in the sheep manure

 

Sunday I went down and dug in sheep dung in to a 13 foot by 6 foot vegetable bed.  Planted 6 tomato plants, 2 eggplants, 2 bell pepper plants, a couple types of basil, oregano, parsley, beans, kale, beets, parsnips and carrots.  Arrived a bit late around 11 am so it was a wee bit hot out there although overcast.  Crossing my fingers a light shower of rain after I left.

Planted and time to get a few cold beers

Sure is far more self gratifying doing all this and achieving my goals slowly then it ever was doing what I was told to do in an office building.   Perhaps it me but making the opportunity for myself to take control of my life is far more rewarding than chasing a career in what I think will soon be an unsustainable place.   It often seem to be far more a game to me, chasing a career.  Providing what was asked of me, knowing it was in all likelihood something of little value seemed of little concern to those asking.  Trading one’s sense of living in order to exist in a make believe world.

With a world increasingly changing faster to we know not what its often hard to know what is real and what is make believe.   With companies raiding their pension funds to keep their business going and countries now doing the same (Ireland being one) what seems to be make believe is what we are told to do and told how to behave.   Play the game and keep the narrative off the past 40 years going and everything will be ok.  Just don’t peel back wallpaper and see what is real.

 

 

 

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Written by dcveale13

June 27, 2011 at 1:37 am

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