Why won't my arms move? Who are you? Are we enemies? Why am I on this wall? Where is Buttercup?
I'm getting to a point where I have lots of questions. For instance:
- We want a cow one day. What do I have to do to get ready for one?
- What kind of fences should I use? Where do I get the materials and tools? How do I use them?
- Will the newly patched shed roof withstand the wind load?
- How do we keep the kittens from eating the chickens we have coming in a couple weeks?
- How do I build a coop for the chickens, anyway, and with what?
- Just how wacky is our electrical system, and how bad a sign is it that the lights dim whenever the dishwasher starts up?
- I'd like to raise a pig or three, but I don't see pigs around here. Does anyone keep them? If not, why not?
- The electrical box I meant to put a light in yesterday has six different cables coming into it. What for? What do they connect to?
- When should we plant our fruit trees?
- How do I go about actually using our irrigation water?
- There are three big flood lights in our field that buzz, but don't turn on. What's the deal?
- Can I convince someone to come plow a few acres for us?
... and so on. I realize my neighbors have those answers. What's more, the neighbors have been unfailingly kind, thoughtful, and helpful. I will, eventually, get answers to these and other questions from them -- but I'm hesitant simply to interrogate random neighbors outright until I burn through their last vestiges of benevolence, That said, I want the answers now! I'll console myself with the thought that even with the answers, I'd still not have the time to do anything useful with most of them.
As an aside, if you happen to drop a ladder on your toe after patching a shed roof, this is a really good idea. I prefer the melting method, but I don't own a jeweler's drill.