Saturday, March 22, 2014

Production over consumption

Homesteaders talk about being self sufficient, and that scares a lot of folks. . .

That idea is too much to even take in for most. It is for me.

How about we say we want to find some area where we CAN be self sufficient?

We can do that.

We all have somewhere we can be MUCH MORE sustainable, totally self sufficient, even. . .

Work on that. 

Don't try to make every single aspect of your existence wholly sufficient on your work along.

Life is collaborative. 

That is the only way it works. 

Do what you can on your own, within and on your land, in your life, 
but then look outside and see who you can work with, trade with and buy from to 
fill your life with things more sustainable, traditional homestead life.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington