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Looking forward to the 2015 season in our on-going adventure of self-reliance

Looking forward to the 2015 season in our on-going adventure of self-reliance

As I write this it’s a new season here at our smallholding. When I report back in the fall I’m sure there will be wonderful and delicious things to tell. In the mean time, it’s Mother’s Day morning, I’m off to take my cup of […]

‘Back in the day’ the Sorensen’s on the farm

‘Back in the day’ the Sorensen’s on the farm

For many years while my husband and I were farming in South Dakota the buzz word in the counter culture back-to-the-land press was self-sufficiency and many a ‘back to the lander” busted their butts trying to raise it all themselves, and even worse to presume […]

Where are we today?

Where are we today?

Today rather than judge ourselves by some illusory benchmark of historical rural American self ‘sufficiency’ we might do better for each of us to make the effort to be more self-reliant. By self-reliant I mean making the goal to do as much as possible for […]

Self–reliance versus Self-sufficiency: An ongoing series of meditations

Self–reliance versus Self-sufficiency: An ongoing series of meditations

None of us are self-sufficient. We all need somebody! Despite the often nostalgic retro-interpretations (our national idealization of Little House on the Prairie comes to mind!) Americans weren’t self-sufficient in the Colonial past, the Revolutionary Era nor the long 19th century. Few people or families, […]

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide:  . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide: . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

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