Category Archives: real wealth

Global Village Construction Set

It’s possible to plant 50 trees in one afternoon. To press 5,000 bricks from the dirt beneath your feet in one day. To build an affordable tractor in six days. Continue reading

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Who Should Be Called A “Farmer?”

Are backyard chicken raisers, urban farmers, or homesteaders really “farmers?” Continue reading

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Speaking Through Gifts

There’s meaning embedded in our gifts. We have certain intentions as we shop, wrap, anticipate giving, and finally offer the gift. Our efforts try to say something. What? It’s complicated. Our gifts say different things to different people. Continue reading

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Living Happily With Less

Offering the occasional post from Farm Wench’s main blog where she writes about learning, simplicity, and other cheerful topics. My husband is the bee inspector for two counties. He meets interesting people every time he goes out to another apiary. … Continue reading

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What’s With Materialism Anyway?

Offering the occasional post from Farm Wench’s main blog where she writes about learning, simplicity, and other cheerful topics. You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?” Steven Wright   When times are hard, my husband and I tend … Continue reading

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Learning From Elder Farmers

Losing small farms also means that the wisdom of farmers like Ron will be left behind at an ever faster pace. This includes specific wisdom about the land and wider wisdom about ways to live. Continue reading

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Small Town Values Bitch-Slap The Economic Crisis

We’re angry, and we have pitchforks. Continue reading

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