This is November weather, not late September. Getting down to the low fifties at night, low humidity, very cool during the day. If it's like that now, I wonder what it will be like during the Holidays? The wind is blowing today and a lot of leaves are falling. That probably means a less than spectacular leaf season here. Usually, in about two weeks the leaf season is at it's best and the tourists are crowding the town.
I suppose just about everyone has a copy of this book:
That's not to say there are not a lot of other useful books out there. One look at the bookshelves in my study would substantiate the fact that you can spend as much as you want to on the topic. However, this book covers just about everything the neophyte has to think about.
They got a lot more expensive in the last few years, so I stopped buying them for other folks unless it was a special case, or a family member. I've always considered that the money I spent on postage and books was well spent. Even if they sat unread on people's books shelves or wound up being sold for a quarter at a yard sale, I tried.
Not that they need them. My middle brothers sons are all sportsmen and outdoorsmen. They would do fine. My youngest brothers girls all married rural men, from families with large land holdings. What would be called a clan here in the Blue Ridge mountains. They should be ok. Still, every small idea, every new concept, has value in the overall scheme of things.
Surely having these two books would be thought provoking, even if you had the skills and infrastructure to get along already. No matter how much you have done, you've overlooked something.
I'm not as good about answering promptly as I used to be, but I'm juggling a lot of different things right now. Maybe when life settles down I can get a better routine going.