The nuts-and-bolts of Homestead Journal is providing information to help build a robust home economy. It was the home economy that provided a cushion for our Grandparents during times of adversity. With time and effort, a home economy can again provide us with a cushion against scarcity, particularly the scarcity of cash and petroleum. The home economy, as proposed here, consists of:
- The Sugar Bowl (Named in Honor of my Grandmother) where spare cash is deposited. Yes, you can use a coffee can.
- The Garden
- The Home Cannery and other food preservation methods
- The Kitchen, where you cook from scratch.
- The Pantry or Larder
- The Library
- The Workbench
- The Sewing Room
- The Wood Stove and Woodpile
- The Home-Based Business
For more on building the home economy and other ways to prepare for the coming economic storm, see the "How To" page at the top righ hand corner of the site.