Primitive Independence

Primitive skills are something that have always attracted my attention.  I guess I’m just an old fashioned, old ways kind of guy.  It is nice to have modern gear for things like bows and fire starting and so on, but I’ve always seen the value in walking in to the woods and being able to…

The Death Toll of Progress

The area that I live in currently is one of high levels of development.  Florida believes building and development is its only growth engine.  The norm is for small cities to annex county lands that are undisturbed, and then to slap in a 500 home subdivision.  This increases their tax base, which theoretically increases the…

Bulk Food

I just finished reading “A Place in the Woods” by Helen Hoover.  It was about a ’60’s couple that left urban Chicago life for the Minnesota woods.  It is definitely on my shelf now as one of my favorites, right up there with Walden, One Man’s Wilderness, and Sand County Almanac. That’s not the purpose…

Back on the Horse

Nine months since the last post but I think I may be back on the horse.  I detached from all of this for a while, another one of my cycles perhaps, but I think I may have navigated my way out the other side. I have also been busy trying to get things accomplished.  I’m…

Name That Nag…

I do not know today where to begin.  My Dad passed away from cancer 10 days ago, we buried him 4 days ago.  I have been home away from work since the 31st. Much of my time has been spent just sitting here.  I spent some time writing in a homesteading journal, and a little…