[Homestead] The definition of "rural"
eureka at hctc.net
eureka at hctc.net
Fri Jul 11 13:13:52 EDT 2008
Other than being distant from perishables my homestead
doesn't provide, like good cheese, I don't miss the
proximity to shopping. I can find almost anything I need
or want on eBay for less and have it delivered to my
doorstep, and enjoy cutting out the middleman and reusing
or recycling something.
So, after 7 years of homesteading, I would now say I could
not live without a connection to the Internet.
In retrospect, the other thing I might put on that list is
a place where there is some evidence of like-minded
people. Two of the three couples with which we socialize
have moved/are moving thousands of miles away, to be
closer to more people like us. They underestimated the
social isolation a rural life can bring. Again, if we
didn't have the Internet connecting us to our friends, we
might not be able to handle it either.
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:33:39 -0500
Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com> wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2008, at 11:06 AM, <eureka at hctc.net> wrote:
>> This is how my city friends determine our "rural-ness":
>> are 75 miles from the nearest Starbucks.
>> Way Out in Texas
> Access to shopping is something I hear friends around
>here talk about.
> Even before rising gas prices. It would be most
>interesting for we
> homestead listers who have homestead property to make a
>list of the
> ten most important things to us regarding location of
>home. I suspect
> that criteria changes after one has been in a place for
>five or ten
> The only thing I seriously do not like about Heartwood
> insects. It is notable that insect population was not on
> list in 1976. If it had been . . . ?
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