"Nothing like feeling the fresh tilled earth in your hands and watching the fruits of your labors grow almost daily. Nothing like not having to go to the grocery store to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for your family. Manliness=Creating…"
"Manly is about a set of values, about caring and providing for your family, about leaning out to help people less fortunate than yourself, giving and not reflecting on what returns to you. If you do all of that you are a man who can hold his head…"
"I think the perception is that something small and homey is feminine, and big projects are masculine.
Whatever you think about that... gardening can make a pretty big project. I'll add that there are plenty of things we do that…"
"That's a really weird answer.
If you need to ask whether its manly, its not. Clear enough. I don't know that I agree ... but I follow you.
But, not because gardening (or whatever you're asking about) is actually not…"
"I think if you feel the need to ask, the answer is no. Not because any particular thing is manly or not - but because you already have formed an opinion, and going against that can cause you to question yourself more than needed."
"Back to the original question 'Is Gardening Manly?
Interesting question because both men and women enjoy gardening. Usually women enjoy the lighter physical work and design and men the hard heavy work. Of course this a generalisation but the…"
"Self-sufficiency is manly.
Creating architecturally planned art (floral gardens) is manly.
Providing food for the table is manly.
Taking care of living things is definitely manly.
Having the patience to watch green stuff grow. Manly.
"Old Salem is my favorite spot. I could never get enough of the Augustus T. Zevely Inn. I guess it helps that I have fond memories of the Governor's School. I've returned every year since I was an art student in 1972."
" I think Jack's suggestion of getting to know Alton Brown through his "Good Eats program and the recipes found there in is an excellent one, as is the suggestion to lay your hands on a couple of cookbooks that have…"
"We learn that there are other ways of thinking beyond our own. (At least, if we do it right.) I don't think we get that from current events. It's too easy to deceive yourself into thinking that when (say) a Muslim says,…"