Friday, July 5, 2013

Backyard Homestead

Over the past few years I have developed a deep interest in homestead living.  A desire for better quality food, a love of working with my hands, escalating food and gas prices, the reward of harvesting food I have grown – and many other factors – are motivators in my search for more sustainable, self-sufficient living.

I don’t know how it came to me.  Maybe it was one day while stuck in a traffic jam, experiencing burnout of public life, suburban living, or my quest for a decent tasting tomato, that I realized that I wanted a different kind of life – one that’s closer to the natural world, less dependent on goods and services from corporations, and, ultimately, more rewarding.

For instance:  I would rather play music than download it, fish rather go to the mall, be outdoors than go to the movies, grow food rather than buy it, cook rather than eat out.  When I spend more time producing things for my well-being rather than paying for it with dollars, I have more fun, life is more interesting, and I don’t have the time to waste money.

I’ll be writing more about this topic (Homestead Living) in the near future.

Sharing God's blessing by sharing what I learn and what I grow.

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