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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 03:05 PM
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22. I'm a battle-scarred veteran of the ....
back-to-the-land movement of the 1960s thru 1990's. "Hobby" farms, but I sure raised a lot of hogs and cattle and chickens and turkeys and rabbits and ducks and goats(!!) and gardens during that period.

All I can think of when I read about Mr. Boyle's house and land and situation is.... 1)get a Prius to commute 2. Pull the swingset and put in a garden. 3).at least put a ceiling fan in that 2 story living room to pump heat back down (Colorado!) and maybe put a false ceiling in. 4)put solar on the roof... photovoltaic and hot water 5)raise rabbits and chickens

I could go on....

I don't trust the urban environment when the upcoming festivities hit us. Totally dependent on food supply lines, no place to grow food yourself, too many people who need/want a whole bunch of stuff around you, and no sense of community.

Suburbs... actually a little farther out than suburbs.. might provide much of their own food, security, and collective survival skills and materials. All people have to do is radically change their ideas about food, gardening, animal husbandry, community, and lifestyle. It's gonna happen anyhow, so we may as well embrace it.

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