Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Recently I read the book Surviving Off Off-Grid by Michael Bunker. In his book, Mr. Bunker urges readers to look at the benefits of living an agrarian life free from modern "conveniences." I especially liked that he used Scripture to point out why an agrarian lifestyle is pleasing to God.

I don't think anyone would be too surprised to find out that I'm drawn to an agrarian lifestyle. Perhaps I get that from my Dad. He farms. However, he farms for a living which includes things like combines and tractors that cost more than our house! I'm still interested in working the land, but on a much smaller scale than my Dad. I'm not looking to feed the entire world. I just want to produce enough from our land to feed our own family. I strive to be self-sufficient. For those reasons, it shouldn't be surprising that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm all set to start up a Christian Agrarian Separatist community now. Mr. Bunker's book is very motivating.

I just want to casually mention...the home closest to our property is for sale. Anyone want to buy it and help start up a Christian Agrarian Separatist community? We're good neighbors...I promise!


  1. I've been reading your blog for awhile now, anonymously, but now I've become a public follower. This post caught my eye, because I have this book, too! I agree that it's an excellent book, especially showing us the why's of the agrarian life.

    My husband and I are looking for property, but here in Canada, rather than the States. Otherwise, I would love to take up your offer. I hope that the Lord will bring you some like-minded neighbours soon!

  2. Brenda, thank you so much for making yourself known! I was able to visit your blog and loved it. I'm now your most recent follower. I pray that you find your perfect property soon, but be sure to keep our neighboring property in mind if you don't find what you're looking for in Canada!