[Homestead] Scary as h*ll
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 16 15:12:39 EDT 2008
Lynn Wigglesworth wrote:
Wanted: people who will do
> physical labor for many hours a day and earn very little money. With no
> paid vacation or health insurance benefits. Hmmm...
It doesn't have to be that way...many hands make light work. One thing
I have learned from homesteading is that one animal, whether it is a
pig, a chicken, a goat, or even a mule(for plowing) can provide a lot of
food for a good many people. Everyone on this list is oft challenged by
how to make the best use of the excess-either they sell it, they process
it(like making cheese and soap) or they feed other animals with it.
Do you think everyone is entitled to a paid vacation and health insurance?
I don't think too many people get paid vacations, and I certainly don't
think it should be an entitlement.
Health insurance, if the society you speak of existed, where people ate
what they grew and raised, then we would see a lot less serious diseases
and health care would amount to little more than well care and emergency
A question for you Lynn...how many months can a person live off of one
beef cow, properly processed with no waste, i.e. soup bones used, blood
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