How much

Just exactly how much do you need to get by and be comfortable? I used to watch Dad try and figure this out, maybe he was lazy or maybe he was actually a genius. I’m not sure, but I prefer to think it was some place in the middle.
I’ve got my subscription to Mother Earth News and I’ve read some things that seem to indicate its possible. Energy independence, food independence, income independence first?
I posted a list from cheaprvliving.com before that made a list of how to live off $1000 a month, I think that leaves out a few things but its a good start. Taxes with a house on a piece of land are going to be around three thousand a year today and probably three times that in twenty years.
I think I want a piece of land to at least call home base and use to generate some income but I don’t want it to be a boat anchor on me so I can’t go any place or do anything away from the land.
Some small stock, maybe goats, pigs, and chickens would be okay. I’d need someone else to do the butchering since I have no stomach for that, another expense.
Could I generate at least limited electricity from solar panels and a small wind turbine or would it be cheaper to just buy from the electric company? I want to keep things I enjoy like the motorcycle and a laptop a small car or truck to get around in and maybe find a way to run that off something I could grow.
Oh for that perfect world that I dream of.

Mare’s Nest

I’ve been following the Mare’s Nest articles in the Cobleskill Times Journal lately and really enjoying the articles in there. A few weeks back Patsy Nicosia spoke about mowing the lawn and what an annoyance some of the features on the newer tractors can be.
Her comments on being able to get right up danger close to things with the smaller mower were good. I look forward to seeing more of the articles. Its a shame they don’t allow these to be viewed online, they might reach a larger audience if they were available.

Mare’s Nest

I’ve been following the Mare’s Nest articles in the Cobleskill Times Journal lately and really enjoying the articles in there. A few weeks back Patsy Nicosia spoke about mowing the lawn and what an annoyance some of the features on the newer tractors can be.
Her comments on being able to get right up danger close to things with the smaller mower were good. I look forward to seeing more of the articles. Its a shame they don’t allow these to be viewed online, they might reach a larger audience if they were available.

Progressive snapshot

K puts my driving to shame.

My car.

I got an email from Progressive today. 2% thats putrid.
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Vehicle: 2004 CHEVR AVEO LS 4D
Device ID: P049115K
Discount: 30%

Vehicle: 2009 SUZUK SX4 TOURING4H
Device ID: P202030K
Discount: 2%

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