If you like woodworking, home-grown food, music and self-sufficiency, check out the blog of David Hammond and his father here. David and his extended family have carved out a beautiful life in Powder Springs, Ga., as dairy and chicken farmers, woodworkers and musicians.
They do what they do with principle and are happy to share their experience on the family’s web site. For example, check out this excellent post on making a wooden spatula. And the recipes are excellent, too.
My life in Arkansas is behind me, but I appreciate the Hammond’s embrace of rural and independent living. Lucy and I are working on carving out a similar independent life in the inner city – a different kind of wilderness.
— Christopher Schwarz