The Fantastica Chronicles (Day 390)

in #homesteading27 days ago

Hello Everyone!

A brief introduction: Hi I am Jacob.

TL;DR: There is no tl;dr because you should have more patience and attention span than a gnat on a high wind.

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The Fantastica Chronicles Day 390!

A Rainy Day & Making A Podcast About Preparedness

I woke up early today and saw that it was raining rather heavily so I just went back to sleep for a few more hours. When I got up the next time it was still raining and from the look of things it was not looking like it was going to clear up anytime soon so I resigned myself to just stay indoors and get some much needed relaxation time which turned out to be a good move because it is still raining even now while I am writing this. Although I spent a little time today on entertainment I mainly watched a lot of videos about micro-hydro, HAM radio and more prepping videos than what is probably healthy for me but nonetheless I thoroughly enjoyed my day hanging out indoors with the dogs.

Honestly I do not feel much like writing this evening so I made a short podcast for folks to listen to and will include it below if folks want to give it a listen. I more or less talk about prepping and 'where I am at' with things and try to convey my perspective as well as I can.

Well, this will be a very short post but hopefully the podcast makes up for it! I hope that everyone is doing well and has a nice day/night.

Today's Podcast On Google Drive:


Even in the rain Esmeralda likes hanging out atop the dog yard fence!

Thanks for reading!

More about me: I have been doing property caretaking (land stewardship) for many years (decades) and live a rather simple life with my dogs doing what most folks would consider to be an 'alternative minimalist lifestyle' but what I often just think of as a low-impact lifestyle where I get to homestead and spend the majority of my time alone with my dogs in the woods doing projects in the warmer months and taking some downtime during the colder months.

A little over three years ago I began sharing the adventures (misadventures) of my life via writing, videos, pictures and the occasional podcasts and although my intention was to simply share my life with some friends it undoubtedly grew into much more than that over the years and now I find myself doing what equates to a full-time job just 'sharing my life' which is not even all that glamorous or anything but hey folks seem to enjoy it so I just keep doing it!

The way that the Fantastica Chronicles came about is that I was living at another place when I started chronicling and sharing my days but eventually I wound up moving to a new place. The new place is a homestead named 'Fantastica' so I started with 'Day 1' upon my arrival here and just kept documenting my days much like I had done for the previous nine hundred and fifty-seven days at the last place that I lived.

I have mostly done that 'documenting' at Fantastica exclusively with words (and pictures) opting not to do the videos because as I learned at the last place, sharing videos over an intermittent and slow internet connection is horribly time consuming and what I often think of as an 'ulcer inducing' experience. All that said, I opted for simplicity with the documentation and have no real regrets for doing so.

The way that I look at it is that I give it all my best each day and while some stuff I write is better than others I think that for the most part I do a pretty good job at doing what I am doing which is simply 'sharing my life' as candidly as I possibly can and whatever folks get (or do not get) from it there is always the satisfaction of me doing what I set out to do... which is to simply share my life.


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