Homesteading Defined

You all know that I am a fan of Countryside & Small Stock Journal magazine. In fact, do a search on this site (Countryside Magazine and it is top on the blog roll.) and you will even find an article from JD himself – “the granddady of homesteading”. …I used to write for Countryside before there was an internet… Yes, I’m old. All this discussion on “Are We Crazy?” brought to mind Countryside’s Philosophy Statement…

“It’s not a single idea, but many ideas and attitudes, including a reverence for nature and a preference for country life; a desire for maximum personal self-reliance and creative leisure; a concern for family nurture and community cohesion; a belief that the primary reward of work should be well-being rather than money; a certain nostalgia for the supposed simplicities of the past and an anxiety about the technological and bureaucratic complexities of the present and the future; and a taste for the plain and functional.

COUNTRYSIDE reflects and supports the simple life, and calls its practitioners homesteaders.”

Our Philosophy statement from Countryside and Small Stock Journal founded in 1917 and published in Medford, Wisconsin.

Homesteading somehow got rolled into the Preparedenss Movement. And my lifetime of homesteading is why Rourke asked me to help him with this site, and here we are…  Bev  :-D

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