Friday, July 22, 2011

The Homestead

A few months ago my wife and I purchased our home in the country on 7.5 acres in Washington. Life has finally slowed down since moving in; therefore, I want to take some time to blog about the things we are doing, so I can reflect as time goes by.

There are a lot of little goals to accomplish, but the high level goals are fairly simple. We want to provide for ourselves and remove our dependency on the massively flawed systems that most Americans are dependent on today. We don't necessarily want remove ourselves from these systems, but to choose whether to participate in them. We also want to educate our children on nature, teach them independence and give them a large environment to play in.

What systems are we talking about? These systems are the massive industrial systems that deliver most individuals water, power and food. Food quality in this country is declining while prices are going up. Energy prices in this country are also skyrocketing and show no signs of decreasing. All these systems are very fragile and can fail at any time with a minor or major event.

Our homestead is not in the middle of nowhere. We have high speed Internet and power.

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