Friday, March 27, 2015
For instance religion seems to be one of those things that boosts us out of lean periods for holidays like Christmas. In some cases it's a trade off like now when beef and pork take a hit around here but you can't hardly find a fish to save your life. The government however seems to only be a drag on the economy.
For about a month each Spring I hit my lean period where I pretty much don't work a day. The last half of March and first half of April and it's pretty obvious why. There is a much shorter dry period in late August during back to school time but this pre-tax day lull can be downright scary if you don't know it's coming. One reason I like the early false Spring to hit in Mid to late March is that it gives me a perfect opportunity to get stuff done without being called out for work.
I have learned to stock up for this period a little more. If I am in the middle of a junk clearing project I leave the metal to be hauled off for early April for a bit of extra cash and if I plan on unloading any extra items I have laying around now is the time to list em. After tax day, about the time swarms start up, things get progressively busier until July of course.
This year the tax pressure seems to be worse than ever. Even my Dad is complaining about his taxes this year and I have never heard him do that before. He lives a pretty austere, below the radar life himself and has always followed the rule of having the government take more out so he doesn't have to pay. I don't agree with his philosophy on that score but it says something that he is getting hit hard by taxes this year.
On the bright side the hand spinners started showing up yesterday and I sold three fleeces already. Another good reason to schedule shearing for this time of year I guess.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!