I started this blog to find out how many people think the world runs a little too fast or if not too fast, then people who just think we need a more natural stability. I personally have been thinking that it wouldn't be so bad to slow down and create for myself instead of consuming whatever there is. I have already taken a few small steps in this goal but I have been finding it harder than I thought. For instance we bought day old chicks and now they are ready to give us eggs but the start up cost was unbelievable. I have to admit though that it would have been much cheaper if we hadn't had to order so many. 25 is the minimum online order. I had planed on a milk source as well (goat or cow) but now I think we will have to wait and see. The garden shouldn't be to hard but tips are very welcome. I also read about a small town here in North Carolina that was made itself very self-sufficient, with town members even going so far as to make there own fuel, harness water/wind power for themselves and build a town farmers market where people can trade instead of buy. What is your opinion on this? Do you think you could lead this kind of life?