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We are two families and one bachelor, brought together by the common vision of a more meaningful existence.  We are in the midst of starting up a permaculture-inspired small-holding, in which we will take care of many of our own needs while we find a way to get along in the world in a way that is not only sustainable (ie, just barely scraping along), but regenerative.

 

Sooke River, possibly the prettiest river in the world
Sooke River, possibly the prettiest river in the world

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  1. Congratulations! And much love to my dear friend and colleague Christiana. I have a cool quote for you and your family to share (below). It’s from a 1970’s science fiction book and you’ll have to excuse the politically incorrectness such as “plan an invasion” perhaps they meant of wild flowers Ha! Anyways, I wondered if your wee subculture had a similar list more fitting to your courageous project? Oh and consider setting up a follow feature for your blog (it would be my pleasure to follow).
    Big hugs!
    Doree

    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1973)

    1. Thanks, Doree! I’ve installed a ‘follow’ button.

      I do love Heinlein, for all that he was a product of his time. ‘Specialization is for insects’, yes! I might add ‘wash clothing by hand’ and ‘clean a toilet’, and remove ‘gallant’ from any mention of fighting (no glory there, kids!) but I think that he covered everything else. Looks like a good curriculum for life :)

  2. Scott is my nephew. I live in Newfoundland. Think I’ll find it very interesting, like an adventure. Looking forward. Cheers!

    1. Hi Aunt Mabel! I was actually walking around town in Sooke today, looking at the harbor, and thinking about Newfoundland. No snow here of course…

      Welcome to our blog!

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