Greetings from Farm to Family Ranch, we are a hybrid homestead, like a “Jetsons”-“Little House On the Prairie” fusion. We are all about independence and self sufficiency here on our ranch, yet we are still strongly connected to community and outside resources to obtain and maintain our self sufficiency. We are working towards not working a 9-5 ever again, and the pandemic has been the bomb in our lives that is forcing that reality.
We are here to take you along on our journey to gaining our independence, with blogs and posts about up-cycling, re-using, farming, fadmscaping, cooking, herbal medicine preparation, dyi, and more … basically sharing our lifestyle and how we are adjusting our consumption to match our environmental concerns with everyone. We have hopes that everyone will share their lifestyle discoveries and changes with us, so we may evolve into a new global lifestyle together.
Our interdependence as humans mimics that of the natural world in that we each have something we do that someone else thrives from, and vice/versa. Plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to use as a building block in photosynthesis, and emit oxygen as a waste product into the atmosphere. Animals remove oxygen from the atmosphere to use as a final electron acceptor in cellular respiration and emit carbon dioxide as waste into the atmosphere. I grow an abundance of produce and provide it to people who do not grow food. People who do not grow food give me money to buy food I don’t grow.
Think Globally, Act Locally
We created Farm to Family to share the knowledge and skills we have so we may become self sufficient; and hopefully others may follow our lead to self-sufficiency. Our global culture needs a massive life style change that can lead to self-sufficiency of our species. Currently, humans are manipulating Earth’s resources and cycles to a point that our weather patterns have changed, species are going extinct, and ecosystems & biomes are also becoming threatened.
If we all work separately at our own homes, but together sharing strategies online at developing new lifestyles; we can create worldwide change for the better of Earth and all of her inhabitants!