Did Casey and Bandit, the “Dixie Dachshund Boys” really eat our well prepared Show Outline, for our previous episode, causing us to “adlib and wing-it” for the entire show? Or, was that just another rural tale (or tails), from the heartland of America. Listen in and get the true Scoop (no doggie scooper pun intended).
The Oh! What A Relief It Is!…rabbit trail discovery of Alka-Seltzer’s sponsorship of the National Barn Dance, that I took Lynne and our listeners on during our last episode just keeps filling our pot with something just as tasty as rabbit stew.
Oh! What A Surprise It Was!
One week later from publishing that episode, by accident (or was it?), Lynne flipped on the TV…and right before our surprised eyes and dropped jaws was a special one-hour PBS documentary. And, can you believe this? The title of the PBS documentary is: The Hayloft Gang: the Story of the National Barn Dance. Listen in to this episode as we share our excitement of finding, viewing and DVR recording of this great documentary of some of America’s rural and country history, culture and entertainment. Below we’ve included links to the PBS documentary and the National Barn Dance website.
Big Brown (UPS) and Jake, our rural friendly UPS driver, are always welcome guests on our rural NW Georgia mountains homestead. And, the visit we talk about in this episode was no exception. However, it was what was in the package from Amazon.com that Jake delivered, two days earlier than we expected, that really got us rocking on our front porch Cracker Barrel oak rockers!!!
Join us as we share with our listening community the contents of that little box from Amazon.com. We consider what was delivered to us in that little box to be one of the biggest, and one of the most valuable resources we’ve purchased so far, for successfully living our rural agrarian homesteading lifestyles.
For our podcast subscribers and regular listeners, if we mention the names George Nash and his wife Jane Waterman, and Gopher Broke Farm…and, if we remind you of episode #22 of Living the Simple Good Life podcast, we’ll bet ya’ll guess the contents of that box as quick as a chicken jumping on a June bug!
Yep! We received our eagerly anticipated copies of George’s and Jane’s recently released new book titled: Homesteading in the 21st Century—How One Family Created a More Sustainable, Self-Sufficient, and Satisfying Life, by Tauton Press
Read for yourself the following gem taken from the back cover of Homesteading in the 21st Century, and see why we are predicting that this wonderful work and contribution will become a “Classic” on homesteading and self-sufficient sustainable living.
“The goal of homesteading is to live a more satisfying life, cultivating not only a garden but the ability to enjoy the small stuff and take pleasure in honest work. Ultimately, our intent is to show you how to appreciate and celebrate the important things in your life—food, shelter, livelihood, family, and community —how to reclaim and reconnect with the natural world and to live a life more in harmony with the cycle of the season.” —George Nash and Jane Waterman
We know many of you will want to get your own copies of this super book as quickly as possible. We thank you in advance for ordering your copy or copies through our Amazon.com affiliate link below. PS If you know someone who has a homesteading, small farming or country living dream, this is the book that Lynne and I would highly recommend as a valuable gift.
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