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Jackie Clay's book "Starting Over"

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I just started reading this over the weekend - anyone else read it?

It's interesting to read about a lifestyle like this (though I kinda skim over her step-by-step details on certain carpentry or mechanical things) especially since I haven't done any homesteading myself, but have thought about it a lot over the years.

What stands out most to me in her story is her frugality, and secondly, her food production and preservation - though they really go hand-in-hand, I suppose.

It reminds me of what folks say they appreciate about permies and Paul's podcasts - that it's so helpful to hear from others who are trying to live a similar lifestyle.

Many of Jackie's gardening methods are more traditional organic than permaculture, but IMHO, that's a minor issue compared to the big picture of what she's doing.

Any other thoughts?
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I haven't read any of her books but I always read her blog at Backwoods Home: Jackie Clay's blog.
She'll be back. I'm just gonna wait here. With this tiny ad:
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