“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” –William Morris
Sis and I (well, mostly Sis) have been hard at work whipping the middle room into a functional and organized craft/multi-purpose room which every homestead needs! The middle room, being well, in the middle of the house, offers the perfect environment to dry herbs. But where to hang the bunches? Sis (and her organized brain of hers) comes to the rescue and sees possibilities in an old retractable clothes line we had laying around. Voila! Perfect for drying herbs. Isn’t she clever?
And me… I am proud of my new machine, and boy, is she a beaut! Since September was “Preparedness Awareness“, it made us, as a family, think about whether or not we were prepared for an uncertain future. Over the last 25 years, we’ve been slowly getting rid of as many electrical gadgets and gizmos as possible. Of course, we still have these computers, a necessary vice; but with this recent acquisition of a 1928 hand- cranked/powered (not treadle) sewing machine, we are a tad bit closer to our ultimate goal of being “unplugged.”
“Any solution that requires that you continue indefinitely to buy something that you cannot make or produce on your own is only a temporary or stop-gap solution….Ask yourself what would happen if some type of long-term disaster or world changing event were to occur”. – Michael Bunker
What types of “steps backwards” are you taking? In what ways are you preparing for the future?