“The store customer, who comes home with a package under his arm has learned nothing, except that a ten dollar bill is a source of power in the market place. The man or woman who has converted material into needed products via tools and skills has matured in the process.” – Helen Nearing, The Good Life (Helen and Scott Nearing’s Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living)
They were in their eighties when they dug the basement of their new home out . With a shovel and a wheelbarrow . Helens legs looked like a young girls when she was done wheeling all that dirt up the 2×12 ramp .