Restoration Homestead Blog

What?

by admin | January 28th, 2011

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Dreams & Seasons

by admin | December 1st, 2010

The wise man tells us “to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: It’s time for Brenda and me to push the “refresh” key.

As we are reworking our web site, and re-establishing a homestead, we realize once again that authentic principles of living are neither situational nor geography dependent. Rather, they are eternal and dwell in the heart. The wise man also said “Without a dream, the people perish”. So we dream. It is our intention that by creating a story line of time, place, and people, the tools of their day to day lives can be made available to us….that the things that shaped their sense of community, family, and personal responsibility can become our tools also.

Appreciating The Labor

by admin | November 1st, 2010

We have moved logs onto our most recent site and sorted and covered them with the help of our neighbor. Always amazed at the amount of time and labor that goes into a hand-hewn log.

It is a shame we don’t all have a greater appreciation for the work of others — an appreciation for our own work. It’s ashamed we don’t have a greater appreciation for manual labor in general. How few of us know first hand the work required to build a house, the time to grow a years supply of food, and the benefits of a daily walk in the woods. If we did , perhaps we would be slower to let buildings to go into disrepair leave food on our plates, and be so enamored with the supposed virtues of the “city”.

More on this later…