Several years ago I made a decision that has changed my life forever. I was living the typical rat race: commuting to work, sleeping in a townhouse, and working hard to pay the power, water and food bills. Then one day a dream was born. Wouldn’t it be great to break out of this, move to the country, grow our own food and adopt a self sufficient lifestyle? It took two years, but we did it. We left our townhouse and moved into a rustic home on twenty acres in the mountains. We learned how to prune fruit trees and grow a garden. We started drinking water from our own well and heating our home with wood we cut and split ourselves. Now we spend more time out doors and enjoy getting close to nature.
Self sufficient living involves many facets including: alternative energy, gardening, food storage and preservation, natural and herbal remedies, and learning to live more efficiently and in harmony with nature. On the self sufficient blog, we’ll be sharing the best resources including books, videos, and other helpful resources. One great place to start is The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency. This classic includes 312 pages of helpful information written by a veteran who runs a school of self-sufficiency.
Self sufficient living has had an amazing impact on our family. It’s a very different way of life, but I can honestly say, it’s the most important move we ever made. If all of this sounds good to you but you don’t know how to achieve it, stick around. If we could do it, so can you!
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