Monday, March 10, 2008

We go back a few centuries.

It seems like we not only need to be our earning a few bob to keep our heads above water but now also have to look at growing our own staples. Suggestion here is we grow our own wheat to make bread and, I assume, our digestive biscuits.

After all now we have plenty of spare time and this will undoubtedly save the planet.

Only thing though. I'm going to make fuel with my crop. From what I can gather I can make about 6.8kg of flour which means I'll make enough fuel to make it to the end of the street.

Don't laugh. In a few years that will make me one of the special people. Everyone else will have a donkey or something until they work out how much CO2 donkey waste makes.

6 Comments:

At 3:31 pm, Blogger Henry Crun said...

Let's all become dirt farmers. These fucking greens annoy me no end. Fancy fucking ideas but no malice aforethought on how to make them work.

I mean honestly can you imagine Sharon and Tyrone getting off their arses, missing the Jeremy Kyle show to till the back yard of their council house to grow some Mother's Pride. I think not.

 
At 4:38 pm, Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

What's your tipple just now, Bag?

 
At 7:45 pm, Blogger Colin Campbell said...

Ha Ha very good.

I think I will pass. That sounds like a lot of work and we don't eat wheat much in our house due to gluten intolerances amongst some family members.

Growing up in the country I can remember all the work that went into cutting and threshing prior to the combine harvester.

 
At 10:03 am, Blogger Bag said...

Henry, I bet most of the greens don't do more than grow a few vegetables(No. Not their kids) and put in water butts. They have no idea the full impact on themselves of what they do but that never stopped people before.

James, I don't drink. So my favourite tipple atm is actually a variety of fruit juices. Mango and apple for one.

Colin, If only the vegetables had experience of farming they would likely reconsider their actions. But we all remember the Good Life. Strange nobody remembers how much they had to rely on the good nature of others though. And if Felicity Kendal wasn't hot they would have ended up selling their bodies.

 
At 5:55 pm, Blogger Henry Crun said...

Fruit juice yeah right. Would that be fermented apple juice, Bag?

With you on the vegetable growing thing. Ms Bannister likes growing tomatoes and beans and potatoes. Last summer's tomato crop kept up in tomatoes for a few weeks and what was left was made into chutney. The beans only produced enough for a couple of Sunday dinners. Ditto with the potatoes. Unless you have and allotment or smallholding, then moderate self-sufficiency is beyond the means of most householders.

Perhaps the lefties and greens would rather we left our meaningful employment in foavour of a workers' collective. Fuckwits, the lot of 'em.

 
At 10:18 am, Blogger Bag said...

Henry, I don't drink. I never liked the taste and I have a high resistance to peer pressure so I never really started. thats why I am now complaining because it looks like I should have been to live a long and healthy life.

I actually do grow stuff in my garden but it's all soft fruits, rasps, bluebarries, strawberries and the like although my granddaughter ate most of themlast year. I watched my dad grow stuff and for 46 weeksof the year he bought from shops then for 6 weeks welived on what he grew and fed a few friends and neighbours then back to the shops. It put me right off. If the average garden is 90m2, as the article says, then you just can't feed yourself. I suspect your collective comment is exactly what they want.

The dark ages and falling life expectancy looms ahead.

 

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