I don't know about you, but I love history and what our past has to teach us today. I remember watching the Waltons as a kid but I never correlated much about the show until I was an adult and we were beginning our farm. I watched the Waltons every day after we moved here on our farm. It brought me closer to my grandparents lives and how they lived during the depression. It gave me a warm, comforting feeling to watch this family survive and get by during the hardest times in history for farmers. I learned from watching the Waltons, but more than that I became hungry for more knowledge and more history regarding farming.
I remember as a kid going to visit my grandparents in Maryland. They had a modest home in a rural area. My grandfather had, what I considered as a child, a huge garden. He had rows of tomatoes and corn and potatoes and other vegetables. I remember playing in that garden and hiding in the corn. I also remember watching him take out a little bucket from the kitchen with scraps inside and dumping them around the plants. Little did I know when I was a small kid playing in the garden and visiting my grandparents, I was learning! When we first bought this place and I started my first big garden, all of those memories came flooding back to me and I did the same things I watched my grandfather do in his garden. I wish I would of learned more from him!
Whether you are living your dream on a small farm because you want to be self sufficient and live a simpler life, or you are prepping for a SHTF situation on your property and wanting to learn about growing food and being able to sustain your life if something should happen, I am sure like me, you are always on the lookout for good information. I don't think we ever stop learning when it comes to trying to be more sustainable and living on our own. We continue to evolve and learn and therefore, live more like our past ancestors. They knew what they were doing and they did it well. It's what I strive for, living more simply to be sustainable on our own and trying to break free from the corporations that own the world. Okay, I'm getting a little conspiracy theory here, but you know what I mean!
So, when I found out about this great eight part series called "Wartime Farm", I couldn't wait to tell you about it. I just watched the first episode and am ready to start the next. I can see me binge watching this and am very excited about it. This series is based on war time in Britain during World War II and it's got a lot of great historical information as well as ideas and tips on what it was like and how it could be done again if you wanted to live off grid. I wish we had something like this based on the Great Depression here in the United States. I love reading about how the farmers made it through such an awful time in history. It makes me feel inspired and motivated to do the best that I can at our attempts at farming. I would love to share this series with you and hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as I have so far. I am excited to learn more techniques and ways that they made things happen with hardly anything to work with during that time.
I encourage you to watch and enjoy this great eight part documentary and learn from the valuable information. I plan to continue watching and can't wait to find out more as the documentary progresses. I hope you will share your thoughts with me!
Hi! My name is Jaymie and I'm married to my best friend and have three children. We live on our hobby farm in the north Georgia mountains and love it!
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