Here at 123SolarPower, we love teaming up with other passionate individuals and recently we were lucky enough to connect with Heather Earles A women of many talents, Heather authors her own blog centered on living a sustainable life, delicious recipes, home remedies and more! You can visit Heather's blog here. She was even kind enough to guest blog for us today, so please enjoy the post below.
When you live a sustainable lifestyle you are free from certain burdens and stress that come along with relying on something or someone else. Being able to provide for you and your family is one of the biggest stress issues we face. That stress trickles down to your children whether you realize it or not. They listen and observe everything we say and do. There are lots of different resources you can use to have a sustainable lifestyle solar being one of them. There is a definite benefit to using our greatest heat source which is the sun. Having solar for your farm or house can reduce or limit how much you rely on electricity. I use solar even to fence in the cows, but that's just me.
The big guy upstairs designed the earth to ensure we have everything we need to live and survive. Those of us who are living a sustainable lifestyle are merely taking care of what was given and are happy doing it. We take from the earth and give it back, our family is healthy, wealthy in ways that matter and wise. There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. To avoid the first danger, one should plant a garden, preferably where there is no grocer to confuse the issue. To avoid the second he should lay a split of good oak on the andirons, preferably where there is no furnace, and let it warm his shins while a February blizzard tosses the trees outside. -Aldo Leopold
I love this because it takes us back to using what we were given in the beginning. Use the Sun and wood to warm your house. Use the ground and trees to feed your family and use the work of doing it all to feed the soul. Sustainable living is not people being crazy it is people tending and respecting where they came from.