Friday, August 17, 2012
If I were younger and had the option, I think I would choose to live this way. However, it would have to be a 'no-kill' self-sufficiency life-style... which would probably not make it financially sound from the 'waste not- want not' standpoint. But I could see having chickens strictly for the eggs, a cow or goat for the milk and butter, etc. and a huge vegetable garden. I could even see sheep or alpaca for yarn, but the killing part would never happen... And its not that I consider it wrong, I don't. This is the way of the farm or ranch life. It just wouldn't work for me. But I agree that as the old BBC show "Good Neighbors" used to demonstrate, it was a 'good life' although not an easy one.
As I've commented on some of these sites before, you need to be young and strong... and I sometimes wonder when you find time to sleep?