Building, storing and bartering real wealth.
Yep. All of it.
You summed up our thoughts and feelings so well. We look daily for more ways to detach ourselves from the machine that is set on consuming all of us. My partner and I both have barterable skills and such, but each day we look for more ways to become even more self-sufficient. During my childhood we were considered "poor", but I gotta tell ya if poor means knowing how to take care of ones' self without the help of "the man" I'm overjoyed at being raised "poor".
Thanks for the wonderful, thought-provoking article. In the past few years, I have been expanding on my survival skill set. Baking bread, growing food, preserving food and cooking from scratch. It takes so much more time, effort and energy to live this way, but the way I think of it is that I know what's in my food, I am not paying someone else for the labor and most importantly, I know how to do it. Now that I have more skills, my neighbor and I trade vegetables, she'll bring me seeds and I'll get them started for both of us. It's nice to have a skill to cultivate a relationship of reciprocity :)
I didn't think of a greenhouse within a greenhouse. Great idea!
Thank you for this great article. Not only pointing to the obvious but sharing positive things we can do. You continue to be an encouragement...BTW...sadly, I haven't started my seeds yet! LOL! But making progress! ;-)
we are learning to live without using money more and more…baking is one skill I am working on every week. This week I learned how make Gyoza wrappers. All hail the manual pasta roller! We eat a lot of home canned food and learning to make meals we used to enjoy going out to eat keeps spirits up and the pallet excited!