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For those of us interested in homesteading, or just looking for ways to become more self-sufficient, there’s a lot that can be learned from older generations that did without the modern conveniences we have today.
Modern generations can have a tough time figuring out how to live in a low-tech world when we’re used to all of the efficiencies of today.
For her homesteading blog, Melissa Norris interviewed her dad, who grew up on a homestead in the 1940’s. In this interview we get a peek at how a family of homesteaders lived before a lot of modern conveniences even existed. Details about food storage and preservation, livestock management, and ways to make an income from homesteading are covered in this interview. This is a great firsthand account of living self-sufficiently when it was a necessity, and a reminder that we can do it too!