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Winter Preparations – Working Toward a Comfortable Winter

Winter Preparations – Working Toward a Comfortable Winter

Winter Preparations Winter preparations have started. It feels like we must be far behind because here it is early October and we haven’t touched a stick of firewood. Steve dropped a few big trees in the new food plot over the summer, and he dragged them to the field between the high tunnels, but there they sit. He cut and I split and stacked this winter’s firewood last year. I thought I’d do next year’s this year but the majority…

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Why Be Self Sufficient? It’s A Lot of Work!

Why Be Self Sufficient? It’s A Lot of Work!

Why be Self Sufficient? “Why do you spend all that time being self-sufficient? That’s what grocery stores are for.” She was sincere. She really didn’t understand. I have a standard answer based on our reality. We had to figure out whether we could live on one good salary for a while, possibly for life, if we moved to the poorest county in all of the New England states combined. I made good money and had excellent benefits in county government,…

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