My grandparents on my dad’s side lived on a 100 acre farm near Whitney, Texas for most of their lives. They never owned a car or an air conditioner, had a wood burning stove in the living room and didn’t get indoor plumbing installed until the 1960s. They raised nearly everything they needed right there on that farm and about once a month or so they might get a ride into town from one of the family members or a neighbor to stock up on some things like sugar, flour, etc. My grandma liked to get saltine crackers which she called soda crackers and my grandpa always hid a stash of butterscotch candies under his pillow. They weren’t rich folks by the standards our modern, materialistic society measures wealth but they were the richest people I ever knew because they had their freedom and independence to a degree most people today can only dream of. They were self sufficient.
I want Permaculture, Survival Skills, Bushcraft, Primitive Skills, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Agriculture and the like to all be a part of this section as the buildout continues. I would like to build a community around those forgotten skills as well as exploring new ones that will help us recapture our selves from being disposable cogs in a big machine designed to extract wealth from the masses and enrich a handful of elites. Join Our Forum. Leave me a reply and let me know what you think. I’m all about suggestions. I’d especially like to get some local, community building going on with like minded individuals. Let’s save our dying self sufficiency skills that our older generations relied on by helping one another reclaim them! In the meantime I will be adding blog posts periodically so use the links below to follow along on the topics of interest or if you don’t mind a little art, news, opinions, humor, local events and other stuff thrown in once in awhile follow the main feed.