Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1002- The Why, What and How of Modern Homesteading and originally aired on Oct 19, 2012.
The notes below are the original notes from that episode.
There is an old saying, “what’s old is new again”. While a fashion minded yuppie may be referring to something like a brief return of the awful concept of bell bottom jeans or some such nonsense, there is a real meaningful component to the statement.
When we are unhappy, when we know something is wrong we try to think back to happier times and make part of what they had part of what we have today. Why do you think “I Love Lucy”, “Andy Griffith” and even “The Three Stooges” enjoyed a lot of rebirth after 911? Why do you think one network plays “A Christmas Story” for 24 hours strait every Christmas?
This is particularly playing out today in the homesteading and back to the land movements. Something is different this time though, people seem to be doing it for a new reason, while seeking the lessons of the past, they are actually looking to the future. Rather then nostalgia driving a quaint idea, we seem to have realized, there is “a better way to do things”.
Join Me Today as We Discuss….
- The Why of Modern Homesteading
- Saving Money
- Improving Health (mental and phyical)
- Taking Control
- Building Value in our Homes and Communities
- The What of Modern Homesteading
- Food Production
- Animals That Have Jobs
- Creation of Income
- Development of Skills
- Energy Independence (even by percentage)
- Resource Identification
- The How of Modern Homesteading
- Gardening/Permaculture and Irrigation
- Food Preservation Methods
- Barter and Buying from the Local Economy
- Animal Husbandry
- Tool Maintenance
- Planning/Scheduling Activities and Upkeep
- Record Keeping
- Community Development
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