(video) A Friend came by with some tree gifts - I think I liked the pots the most!

Some fun footage of my new homestead in Puerto Rico


  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,358 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Marjory Wildcraft I love it! It is so beautiful there.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 1,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the looks of your place, Such wonderful views. Had a cousin who lived in Puerto Rico. Can't remember which town. But all the pictures I saw were beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,216 admin

    It is beautiful. @Marjory Wildcraft I think you should grow coffee. After all, I am growing it in Canada. 😆

    The comments below the video were interesting. I always read comments, but try to refrain from commenting in those spaces so as to not get wrapped up in online battles. I'm not into drama. There is just too much of that in society these days.

    I understand a lot of the sentiment, but some of the comments below the article do leave one thinking. Most are negative, which is sad and the comments in general seem representative of a percentage of folks in society who are not happy with life in general, and often bitter. Maybe they feel hopeless or stuck?

    Kindness & encouragement seem to be in short supply these days. But, at least the commenters gave their honest opinions, but would they actually want answers or solutions?

    I'm sure you are still setting things up there, but it looks like you are well on your way. You have so much going on outside of just your personal space, which your generous young friend did not mention. I love the muscovies (miss ours), and aren't those Gorilla carts awesome? We just bought two on sale, one for garden & one for chores. They are well worth it!

    Most people may just assume you've been there for years, and have no experience in other climates. Challenges will differ, of course. It also takes time and the improvements to a place never end. It is always ongoing.

    More thoughts... if a person doesn't own much land, you can still do something. If you own more, you will certainly do have more options & flexibility. If you don't have much money, you can start with very little & build up from there. Of course, if you have more money, setting up is not as difficult and might be easier if you hire people or can buy cool things. Growing for one person is certainly easier than growing for a family of 6+. Needs are less; time is more. Working a full time job makes things difficult, but growing your own food & medicine can still be done. A good & efficient plan takes time & is not instant. Glitches always exist. You still need knowledge and have to be willing to learn & keep learning.

    If you want it accomplished, you will find a way, no matter the obstacles.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So beautiful and peaceful! @Marjory Wildcraft isn't it in Puerto Rico that you did a video on growing Cacao trees? If it is then you can grow coffee and cacao and make your own Mochas, yum ☕️

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,541 admin

    Hi @LaurieLovesLearning I rarely read comments except in our forums here. Yikes, they did tend to be negative. The general angst most people are feeling came through. I foresee some big reality shattering coming soon and almost everyone is aware of it - if only subsconsciously.

    You are correct they had no context for who I was, what I've done, how much I work outside of my homestead. Hah, they picutred it as if I just did this full time and had a zillion in the bank Not true!