Thursday, June 24, 2010

I'm Not Eating that, It Has Dirt On It!

For me, I guess it all started with Mama Jackie and Big Ace. These two "individuals" are probably... Who am I kidding, they are most likely the reason I am the way I am. They may have their flaws, like my Dad's lows and my Mom's xcentricities, but nevertheless I feel thankful to have had an incredible and unique upbringing by them and by many others.

From then as little Weta, (the name my parents called me by) to now, I realize that not only has my generation disconnected itself from agriculture and other self-sustaining practices, but also in doing so it has overlooked the intrinsic value and joy found in them.

What I am trying to do with this Blog is reconnect the chopped notion that farming, riding your bike, shopping at thrift stores, recycling, and cooking on cast iron is outdated or a fade to be short lived. These practices are ingenious and timeless. Although, I would not dare call these practices "hip" or new, I would argue that these customs are wise and offer a multitude of benefits that empower the human spirt and insure a healthier and happier life. Just as I have embraced my own family's modern heritage, a life that has led me to the neo-traditional lifestyle I lead today, I hope others will conceder investments such as gardening, not because they are fashionable, but instead for the joy to be had in doing them.


  1. This is great brother. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts. Lets start a conversation soon about our childhood. We lived it together, but we haven't talked about it much.

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