Rural Skills

Rural skills are the great divider. They separate the strong from the weak, the diligent from the sluggish, the survivor from the lost. Mother Earth News has published an article spotlighting just such a niche group in the foothills of Georgia. MEN writes in a rather exaggerated “aw shucks” colloquial banter:

“Darned if there’s not a lot that ‘back to the landers’ have to learn about country living. What with discovering how to buy land, make butter, sex new chicks, put up food, string green beans, worm livestock, install a woodstove, handle a lambing, repair a chain saw, build a cold frame, keep a dairy goat, wire an electric fence, inspect a beehive, set up a home business, et cetera, et cetera … it’s no wonder that many urbanitessfolks who do yearn to move to the country—feel intimidated by the demands of life on a rural homestead. Some such good people even fear their dream of country living may, because of the seemingly overwhelming number of rural skills to acquire, have to remain just a dream!”

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