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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-28-06 01:56 PM
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76. Been living close to the edge for years now-we know how to do without
Edited on Sat Jan-28-06 02:14 PM by TheGoldenRule
Thankfully, we have a half acre with a well that already has fruit trees. In previous years we've had a nice sized veggie garden. If a depression came, we'd enlarge the garden and try and raise some chickens and get some bees. Maybe we could make a few extra bucks selling some of the eggs and honey. :shrug: The biggest problem-if dh doesn't lose his job and we don't lose the house (!)-would be how dh would get to town (about 5 or 6 miles) to work if gas prices go through the roof or gas is in short supply. We've recently decided that we need some bicycles and will getting some very soon.

If we end up homeless and jobless.... well, a few months ago, I read an excellent book that another DUer recommended called "Into the Forest" by Jean Hegland that was about two sisters caught in a sort of end of civilization scenario. Don't want to give away the ending, but it's a great read for what may happen in all our futures. :scared:
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