Does yogurt count as a retirement plan?
How’s your root acquisition going?
I know that as you’re approaching 40, you’re supposed to be storing away money, not carrots, or even the lovely pink potatoes that I grabbed from our root cellar (laundry room) for tonight’s curry. And even though I did feel wealthy unearthing all those colorful tubers beside our washing machine, it’s not like spying corners of green paper under the mattress.
Dan and I were recently talking about trying to pay down our mortgage a little more each month with the hopes of owning our house outright by the time the kids are teenagers. At which point we quit our jobs, buy a VW van and take the kids on a berry-picking tour of the country. Can we stay with you?
Actually, this discussion of how much we could afford to throw at our mortgage every month evolved into the realization that we don’t have A PLAN for our retirement, and it made me wonder if back in the day, a Jersey cow, a root cellar and owning your own property was the retirement plan.
Right now, the wind is whooshing saffron-colored leaves to the ground, a vat of sauerkraut is bubbling down the hall, chickadees are nabbing sunflower seeds furtively like masked bandits, yogurt is brewing on the stovetop, and Col is checking Rose’s pulse (to see if the CPR he just gave her worked).
I can’t help but feel wealthy.
Also, I do save some significant cash (approx $50/month) making my own yogurt and it’s super easy. Read this week’s San Juan Table to get inspired! Or tell me your yogurt making method! Or your retirement plan.
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