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Sustainability is a loosing battle!

Sustainability is a loosing battle!

For many folks being sustainable (or living a sustainable lifestyle) and being self-sufficient is their primary goal in homesteading.  I feel like having a “mission statement” like this is fundamentally flawed on a couple different levels.  For one the goal of being 100% self-sufficient by yourself, while a noble goal, is not likely to be achieved.  Now if you add in some sort of greater community… well then you’re cooking with fire!  Self-sufficiency is best attained through a communal effort…

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Community Part III

Community Part III

It is commonly understood that the human being is a social creature.  As such it is imperative for out psychological well being to be engaged in some sort of community.  Whether that looks like a small town, church parish, online forum, or large family we need this interaction to be healthy and productive.  Here on the Traditional Catholic Homestead I am attempting to foster as many of the elements of community as I can.  I recognize that through the power…

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Community Part II

Community Part II

We live in an area where the closest neighbor is about a mile away.  While this makes for a quiet neighborhood, there are some concerns about a truly local community.  I’m talking about people being within easy walking distance of each other so that if there is some sort of problem with resources or infrastructure we can still help one another out.  I hope to change this as we move forward by providing for some incentive for folks to move…

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Community, Can’t Live With it Can’t Live Without it! Part I

Community, Can’t Live With it Can’t Live Without it! Part I

First off I want to define what I think community is.  To me, community is a group of people coming together to achieve a common goal or provide support for each other in common beliefs.  Traditionally we think of a village or parish group that works together and lives within close geographical proximity to each other as a community.  A family can be thought of as a type of community, a microcosm of the greater group, as well. Technology and…

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