Can you really live off 1.5 acres?  The Market Gardner: Jean-Martin Fortier

We thought that this year we would make the effort and attend the Mother Earth News Fair of 2015, on the 8th & 9th of August in West Bend, Wisconsin.  (we currently subscribe to the magazine Mother Earth News http://www.motherearthnews.com) One of the people that I wanted to see was Jean-Martin Fortier. He is a chap […]

So where on earth are we going to live? if we bail out the Rat Race.

So where on earth are we going to live? if we bail out the rat race. For most people if we have been slaving away in the rat race we are looking for more, for bigger, or larger, for more space, more everything. We are most definitely not thinking about smaller, cheaper, or less. It […]

What does bailing out the Rat Race actually mean?

What does bailing out the rat race actually mean? It means different things to different people: I think that there is a continuum, with the polar opposites at each end being the crazy “I-have-no-time-to-live-my-life” at one end, and far at the other end, “I-have-all-the-time-in-the-world- life”. Our “more is better” rather than “better is better” commercial advertising […]

Less time, no time – The “earn more” or “spend less” dilemma

Less time, no time – The “earn more” or “spend less” dilemma Any small business owner knows that keeping costs low is critical to success. The same applies to bailing out of the rat race. It can’t be done unless costs are low, or income is high, of course both would be nice. However, there […]

Escaping the Rat race …are you in or out ? How to decide where to begin.

Escaping the Rat Race … are you in or out ? How to decide where to begin. So if one bails out of the rat race, then one is no longer living the normal “city type” life style. Obvious really. But whilst you’re in the rat race, it’s not something one thinks about. There seems to be […]