reply to post by Skyfloating
"Why have we, as a society, given up making our own food and housing? "
we as a society have become lazy simple as that.
I grew up on a farm. If you beleive for one minute the romantic idea that it's all that and a cup of tea. yer wrong.
When your not mending fences, chasing pigs that escaped or shoveling horse/cow shift. theres wood to be cut and split for the winter, fruits and
veggies to be prepped and canned for storage. long days out in the feilds pulling weeds and making sure you get your water rites.
you work (if your lucky) 16 hrs a day for no wage just food and shelter.
A "job" at least garantees that you only work 8 hrs a day with weekends off. If you have to work overtime you get paid time and a half.
you get vaction days and sick leave. Try that on a farm.
Also you can goto the grocery store instead of going out to the barn and sharpening the axe.
This is just my experience. i'm sure that others have had a better time of it, but in the desert of california it's none stop dark to dark and no
weekends off no vacations.
I couldn't wait to get to the city and get a job. It's WAY easier.
Now in retrospect i supose i'll be moving back to the farm to do all that hard work and teach my kids how to be self sufficient.
Wether we have been in a crisis for years or months is mute to me. we are in a crisis. People are waking up to it and it's a rude awakining in my
Thanx for the post very good read
[edit on 3-3-2009 by nomadicstone]