Why Our Modern World Is So Attracted to Days Gone By
In our fast-paced, technology-heavy world, many of us are longing for the days we remember, when our parents and grandparents used handmade tools, the whole family chipped in on the chores around the farm, and quiet time in the woods among wildlife was the best way to spend the weekend. This month, we share stories from those who still live that lifestyle, including a mom who left her corporate job to start a homemade meal service from her farm, a survivalist who still has a place for his granddad's hand tools, and a carpenter who's inspiring a new generation of families to hand-build their kids' playhouses.
How can we help you get back to the good life in the country? Email your questions about going rural to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What ever happened to the sickle, the scythe and other tools that were critical in the past? Survivalist L. Woodrow Ross talks about the historic tools in his personal collection and the stories behind them. Read More.
The owner of a successful farm-to-fork meal service business explains how she got her start and what it takes to run the company that provides meals to an average of more than 50 families a week.Read More.
A play set like the monster truck shown to the left can be defeatingly expensive, unless you build it yourself. An experienced carpenter and treehouse builder, Paul Gifford, shares the story of creating his business that designs playhouse kits families can build affordably. Get it here.