🌱3 Lessons from Homesteaders of America ConferenceOct 27, 2021
There is no way that you can have a decent life as a man if you aren't awake and aware every moment. Show up for your own life. Don't pass your days in a stupor, content to swallow whatever watery ideas modern society may bottle feed you through the media, satisfied to slumber through life in an instant gratification sugar coma. The most extraordinary gift you've been given is your own humanity, which is about consciousness. So honor that consciousness.
- Eustace Conway
The biggest lesson we learned! We all need time off. We all need time to be with others who have similar visions.
Let's call it self care...it is right?
Homesteaders self care is being with other homesteaders.
It's listening to others who are in the space and learning from them.
What is your form of homestead self care?
I have never heard Joel Salatin talk in real life. The guy for sure has a gift for story telling and inspiring.
He went on a lengthy talk about what makes a homestead work. Point by Point.
What we as homesteaders need to prioritize and how to make the most out of what we got.
What I love about him is he doesn't have big shinny and expensive equipment and doesn't encourage others to have that either.
In fact, he says make do with as a little as you can.
I think his number one point that you should know is to make sure you can control animals before you get them.
Have fences set up, corrals, chicken coops built...have it ready before you even order the animals.
He also pointed out that what is happening in this world is not right. That if we join together we can live well outside of it all.
BUT...If I had to pick one talk to say you really missed I would say that it was Eustace Conway.
Go listen to the episode and we'll tell you all about the best talks we heard. (Apple, Spotify, Web)
The man is really a legend and I was telling Lacey sort of a prophet.
You know how the prophets of the bible were over the top and a little dramatic but had a great message that we all needed to hear?
I feel like that is him.
In fact, after homesteaders in the car, I looked over at Lacey and said I think it's time we turn off our TV. Maybe not forever but for a good while.
I said that because of what Eustace had said.
I don't want our kids to grow up in front of the TV.
I want them to be world changers. I want their minds and ours, even yours to be sharp!
Like we have said before our big goal of homeschooling our kids is not for them to memorize all the state capitols, nothing wrong with that.
BUT we want our kids to know themselves, to know nature, to know the Creator, to know how to help others, to know when others need help. We want them to know justice and stand up for it in this world.
This was Eustace's message. WAKE UP!
With all that is going on in this world, we can't keep sleeping. We need to be aware and awake. We need to organize and be ready for what is coming.
Worst case scenario nothing much changes but we all eat better and have a better community. I'm ok with that as the downside.
At the end of his talk, he quoted Malcolm X and said that we need to stand up for what is right "by whatever means necessary"
My challenge to you this week is this:
Start creating a network of people that you can help and that can help you.
Meet together on the regular and get intentional about future plans.
Kill your TV for a week or two 🤓
Peace and Love,
Drew and Lacey
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