Well, folks, here we are again. I hope that you all had a great Christmas and have a safe New Year.
Unfortunately, my dad passed away on this past Christmas day after a nine-month battle with stage four cancer he was 64 years old. His father and my grandfather also passed away this past October so 2017 has been a bad year for my family.
Thinking back the main skill that I learned from my day was how to use a chainsaw. He was one of the best timber cutters around and as a result, I picked the skill up from him and while he was a little better at it than me I can still hold my own with the best around.
As for my grandfather, the main skill he taught me was how to find ginseng out it the Kentucky and Tennessee mountains. But he could still follow behind me and spot plants that I had passed without seeing. It was kind of embarrassing…
But death is part of the cycle of life and while losing loved ones is one of the hardest things that we humans go through we have to pick ourselves up and go one until it’s our turn.
There is no promise of tomorrow, be thankful for today and thank God for every breath because one day we’ll take our last…
Unfortunately, with everything that’s went on this week, I didn’t really get much prepping done. Lot’s of thinking, lots of planning but not a lot of prepping. Part of my plans is to build an earth-sheltered greenhouse similar to the one detailed in Mike Oehler’s book “The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book” but with a few improvements.
If you know of any better and or cheaper plans for building an earth-sheltered greenhouse then please email me or post that information in the comments section below.
Oh, and my plans for tonight – to stay home and watch UFC UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm. I’m hoping Holly knocks Cyborg out with the head kick. We will see…
What’re your plans for new years night?
Okay, over to you. What did you do to prep this week?