The internet minor deamons finally let me back into this blog account! Sheesh... I hate it when 'they' make things better and new and improve them until they dont work anymore!
So you can look forward to more Prophet Frankie updates here as well as some articles on how to improve your lifestyle during this economic depression. Yes I said depression. No body else will say it so I will. Most of the articles will be just common sense. Some of the advice and recipes come from the Old people I know who lived through it the first time. They called it survival but for the sake of the tender sensibilities of the overly pampered and catered- too American population that is in their 20's, 30's, and 40's.... Were going to put it under ARTISAN LIFESTYLE. That way our coping methods can be 'cool' and 'trendy' instead of survival or subsistence. With any luck I may be able to get into this account everyday. If so I will try to keep a diary of what Jimmy (not his real name) and I are doing to mitigate the effects of the catastrophic cascade economic failure so many of us are experienceing. Jimmy and I are turning back the clock and relearning basic skills that were once mainstream. We dug up 150 square feet of the yard and put in a killer garden. We built a chicken coop and put it on the side of the house. We have the legal limit of chickens for Seattle.. but are considering breaking the law and adding two more. This will give us enough eggs for our own needs and we will be able to share with nieghbors...... We consider this step number one in rebuilding community and helping to put our fragmented society back together. Fresh eggs,pie,home made jam and a bumper crop of acorn squash will do a lot more to bring people together than city sanctioned block parties and neighborhood watch programs!