Yer plumb behind the times, Caelan, even an old farmer like me gets his produce at a local market, in season, or else a supermarket, which is open all year long.
I have about a dozen varieties of more or less fresh out of season fruits and veggies in the house at this minute, most of which were imported from the tropics or California or from the American deep south. I do have local apples, cabbage, persimmons, onions, and walnuts.
No modern tech, no modern industry, and I would be eating a far less healthy diet this winter. I don’t know about you, but I am DAMNED glad I have a refrigerator, and a freezer, and air conditioning, and internet, and antibiotics, and a cell phone, and a personal library, plus many more things beyond the wildest dreams of an emperor who lived as little as a couple of hundred years ago.
There won’t be much in the line of fresh local produce here until late MAY 2017. I will harvest some wild greens, and some wild mushrooms, and that will about be it.Maybe a few spring onions, some radishes, some kale.
There ARE things to be said for modern technologies, lol.
One of Daddy’s brothers, the youngest one, is only about eighty, and still runs a farm market only a couple of miles away.
He gives us anything we want for our personal use, free of charge, lol, from June till around the first of November. The rest of the time, I go to the supermarket, like everybody else.
Is there a rule that says lol for laugh out loud should be capped?
It’s been over half a century since I studied grammar.
I read at least a couple of hours a day, usually more, even now, and I used to read as much as eight or ten hours a lot of days.
On my chair side table for the next couple of weeks :
Journal of the Plague Year,by Daniel Defoe, Jeff Sharra’s Gods and Generals, The Shack by William P Young, Helter Skelter, by Vincent Bugliosi, Beyond Shock and Awe, by I forget who, but it’s about technology of modern warfare and the nature of nation state conflicts short of actual war.
I am currently reading The Creature from Jekyll Island, A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, by Edward Griffin, which is an outsider account and history of that institution, and selected for that very reason.
I have a couple of books by E O Wilson and Stephen Pinker on order.
Anybody who is willing to give up the idiot box and other such wastes of time as hanging out in bars can easily read a upwards of a hundred books a year, if he wants to. I wanted to, up until a few years ago.
Yes, the reference to the pyramids was primarily intended as sarcasm.