Sunday, 28 February 2010

Changes are a coming (Nov 29th 2008)

Huge changes are happening for me on a personal level right now.

I think that Friday was the start of a 'clearing' energy cycle. Thinking about the death of my Mom (this is how she always spelled it, so I use this spelling) and yesterday's meeting with the EPBA has shifted something within me.

Molly kept repeating something at our meeting "it's all just stuff" and you know what, it is time for me to recognise that houses, acreage, momentos are just that; Stuff. When I returned from the GTG I set about sorting through photo albums, nic nacs etc and purging. I may never get my acreage in the Hills but I can do a lot with what I have here and can also visit Cwm Goch for my acreage fix now that I know how to get there!

Cwm Goch has an amazing garden. I worked my way through her garden with very real acreage envy and was blessed to receive a lovely perennial basil from her. I saw the baby chicks with their Mumma, heard their very noisy Papa and refused to play ball with CG's very shaggy canine. I am good at resisting soppy brown canine eyes; I'm a cat person :)

Speaking of Cats, Ms Cathode start blogging again please!

I have some good news to share with you all, we got our funding approval for the Solar panels :) Once they are up and running they should reduce our consumption by four or five units a day. We are also replacing our electric HWS with a solar HWS. Let's get that footprint lower Crone.

Last night I was chatting to The Husband about Peak Oil. He chuckled and said

"What peak oil, petrol is down to 102.9 now" As soon as he saw my face puff up like a well, pufferfish, he quickly said that he was joking and the only reason that the price of oil is decreasing now is because of decreased need for oil in production around the World. He was chatting with a friend in Shanghai last night who told him that many factories around that city are shutting up shop because there are no buyers for their products any more.

This is all going to get a whole lot worse.

One of the discussions between the EPBA was whether there will be a slow crash or a fast crash and which is better for society. We all agreed that a slow crash will give people time to adapt to a new way of living. We also discussed how a crash of either kind will force families and communities to work together much more closely. Local and transition towns are the way of the future.

Ohhhh before I forget, Molly is going to aid and abet me in outwitting The Husband! She will have chookies needing homes in a little while :)

I also want to thank all of you for your lovely messages on here, msn and f/b.

1 comment:

TheCrone said...

10 Responses to “Changes are a coming”
1.nathalie Says:

November 29th, 2008 at 11:28 pm e

Glad to hear you’re feeling more upbeat Crone. Of course you can come up anytime you like for a fix - though the hayfever is a worry (a sign perhaps?). We have so much room (almost too much as I lamented!) so we can always do the community thing i.e. I’ll grow the huge sprawling stuff, you can do the amazing greens you do and we’ll swap pumpkins for greens etc. What do you think!

2.Simply.Belinda Says:

November 30th, 2008 at 3:36 am e

Hi Crone,

That really is a healthy adjustment to make.

Adapting in place is the way many are going to have to go. In today’s financial climate debt is a really big enemy… and I haven’t seen an acreage that comes without it when upgrading from a suburban home. As long as its reasonably well sited you can really achieve a lot on the average block and if in the future the right acreage comes along and the money to do it easily you will have learned so many lessons that will stand you in good stead.

Kind Regards
3.river Says:

November 30th, 2008 at 5:42 am e

Adapting to the area you already have is the way to go. Think of it as practice for when you get the acreage….

4.molly Says:

November 30th, 2008 at 8:32 am e

Lordy L, I hope hubby never reads your blog, cos if he does, he will lock the door when he sees me coming LMAO!

I have no clue how to tell a rooster from a hen at that young age. How about if you find any roosters you can return & swap for hen/s?

If you want to give the chicks to the wee ones for Christmas we can organise that, just let me know when you are ready for them.

So glad we had the chance to catch up again, it was lovely!

5.admin Says:

December 1st, 2008 at 12:43 am e

hehehe Molly! I was going to ask if you are ok with us waiting until any rooster traits have been identified? That will give me enough time to remove rubbish from the intended chicken run area.

I can’t wait another two months to gtg with you mad things LOL

6.molly Says:

December 1st, 2008 at 3:03 am e

Anytime is fine with me L. I have to ask, what does gtg mean, it has had me flumoxed for weeks LOL


7.admin Says:

December 1st, 2008 at 4:28 am e

Get together
8.nathalie Says:

December 1st, 2008 at 8:45 am e

RE: the roosters. You can tell them apart when they are 1 day old. Don’t ask me how exactly, but I remember a family friend who used to pick them up, gently press their tummies up and blow on the down feathers near the cloaca to check. (Or something like that - keep in mind I’m remembering this from a 9 year olds perspective!) Not sure exactly what denoted male from female but obviously something was different. Plymouth rocks you can only tell after about 3 weeks (apparently the males are slower to feather up than the female ones.) So different breeds different times/signs etc. Molly - you’ll have to look up your chook breed and find out!
P.S. Have you guys stepped outside and looked at the sky? WOW!

9.cathode Says:

December 1st, 2008 at 9:21 am e

Im here, Im here : )

10.molly Says:

December 2nd, 2008 at 2:54 am e

I refuse to be fiddlin with any chooks you know whats LMAO!!!! Won’t be long and they will be old enough to tell the difference anyway *is a wuss* LOL