My mom’s parents would be referred to as preppers if they were living in today’s world, but back in the day, they lived like many country people did. Great Depression life wasn’t easy, but their daily choices afforded them more abundance than many, especially once rationing set in during the second World War. Mom used to tell me stories about growing up on their small diversified farm, and I always admired the ingenuity and determination of the two of them. Grandma and grandpa passed on when I was still very little, so I didn’t get a chance to know them well, but I will always remember these lessons, and pass them along to my children – and you.
- Laurie Neverman
Laurie Neverman has a BS in Math/Physics and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. She is a wife and mother with a passion for natural healing, homesteading and gardening. She and her husband, August, homeschool their two boys. They live in rural northeast Wisconsin in a Wisconsin Green Built and Energy Star certified home. The home has an array of “green” features, including: • Solar Water Heating and Passive Solar Design • Insulated Concrete Form construction • An Attached Greenhouse • Handicap Accessibility • Environmentally Friendly Materials There are also some old standbys, like a root cellar and an herbal apothecary. Her health and wellness interests also include herbalism, wildcrafting, essential oils, homebrewing and live culture foods. She blogs at Common Sense Homesteading - http://commonsensehome.com.
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