If anyone is interested, I have both the 2001 and 2002 family letters saved as word documents, and a lot of questions that people are asking on some of these threads are addressed by them. I would be glad to share them with you if you are interested. I don't think I can post them...
The American Library Ass. puts out their "books of the year" and I am passing on the link for the Young Adult Selections. As a librarian I think the 12 to 17 age group is the hardest to select with and for.
You can't be serious, why would you want to homestead in 2002. You have every convenience possible, you don't need to go back in time, why on earth would you want to.
Again, Countryside magazine says it best:
"A homesteader is a person who lives a self-reliant lifestyle with major emphasis...
I thought I'd get us started. I went way over budget for July...so my only hope is August! :D
My stockpiling has gone very well so I "should" be able to curb it a bit and stay within a budget.
My August goal is going to be $150. This was my July goal and I blew it--but hopefully I'll come in...