As I post this, we in North America & elsewhere are living life under unusual conditions (i.e., the COVID-19 epidemic). The situation has the homesteaders living in my area thinking and sharing knowledge and viewpoints quite a bit.
I was thinking this could be a good time to give this thread a bump, as the opening post by Erik Ven and subsequent discussion occurred under circumstances where most members of Permies.com would have been in a position to either work at a job or decide against it. I think the current circumstances are likely to prompt some new thoughts. So…
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A sonic boom would certainly ruin a giant souffle. But this tiny ad would protect it: