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jmacdaddio wrote:I don't waste my time on people who will never get it until there's no fuel available at any price.
paoniapbud wrote:Life is sweet right now. Not too worried about my mortgage, credit cards, etc. because I know that i will be in bankruptcy(along with everyone else) in a few years time anyway. Let the good times roll, for now.
rsch20 wrote:I also agree that more people are becoming aware, thats a good thing I think. hopefully soon there will be a 'tipping point' where it's no longer taboo and becomes mainstream.
paoniapbud wrote:My grandparents own 500 acres on the western slope of Colorado. I thought it would make a perfect PO getaway. My Mom pointed out that the soil isn't the best for growing grains or fruit. It has been a cattle ranch for about fifty years. If it came down to it though I would move there.
My wife and I have wanted to build a small cabin on the ranch for years now. I tell my grandparents the reason why and more confused looks. They grew up in really hard times. Not to make light of it but I really mean HARD times. We're talking Dickens here folks. They have worked SUPER hard their entire lives. They can't imagine going back to a world that they grew up in. Imagine that, we will be going full circle in their lifetimes, around 80 years or so.
We will see. There is plenty of game on the ranch and it is somewhat defensible with one side of the ranch overlooking a canyon about 800 feet deep with dropoffs that are tough to climb. I would build a cabin near this "overlook". There are three small reservoirs. No fish but plenty of waterfowl. I love birds but I would eat them if I had to.
Grandpa had okay luck gorwing oats years ago. I would try that if need be. Fresh water will be an issue though. Ther eis plenty of irrigation, but post-PO the fuel intensive ditch cleaning will end, so that is super iffy. Rainfall may be the only way depending.
I am ready to move to the ranch when it comes time. It may be nice to get away to a simpler way of life.
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