Sunday, May 15, 2011

In Search of an Authentic Lifestyle

More and more these days I'm meeting people who long for a connection to the substance of their life. A desire to know where their food comes from and how it is produced often leads them to small farms like ours.

As a culture, we have lost some of our most basic skills and for a variety of reasons we are drawn back to our homestead roots. Within the past fifteen years there has emerged a new breed pioneers. Carving out a lifestyle from small plots of land and becoming more self reliant as a means of diminishing the need to rely on mass produced goods. Today we don't have to do it all in order to survive, we have the luxury on knowing if a project fails we can just go to the store. It is with this freedom we gain the courage to try anyway, to see just how much we can do on our own. As society moves closer to a more authentic lifestyle perhaps we can begin to restore our cultural identity.

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