Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pioneer Living

Have you ever thought about how our grandparents or our great grandparents lived without all the modern conveniences we take for granted?

You don't have to live like the Amish to be a pioneer or to live a rural, self sustaining lifestyle. It takes work, lots of it. It's not a lifestyle to be taken on by the weak of heart. There's plenty of small things you can do to become more like the pioneers that founded our country. Simple things like reducing what you buy and consume by producing those things for yourself.

Examples of this lifestyle are as such-
-cooking for yourself not only with a gas or electric stove, but outside, with wood.
-doing tasks such as grinding your coffee and processing your foods without electric gadgets. 
-growing at least some of the food you consume
-recycling/reusing items for other things instead of throwing them away

These are just a few small things you can do and aren't at all difficult.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing.

    I grow on a small scale on an allotment plot. I am so glad to have stumbled upon your blog and absolutely amazed to learn that you even grow your own coffee and tabacco.

  2. Welcome mangocheeks! I'll be doing a whole series on both this spring.

  3. We are trying to get back to the basics; both I and my husband were raised in a rural environment, me being raised on a blueberry farm in Oregon, and him in Woodland Park, Co where we live now. This is truly our heart. Thank you for all the great information.


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