Disclaimer: this is not an attempt to push a certain lifestyle choice, but simply to seek out any others that have chosen to live primaly, off their own land, as well as to possible prompt interest in the topic among others that have chosen to live primally.
Think about the vast benefits of growing your own food as it applies to the primal laws.
You can grow plenty of vegetables and fruits, as well as raise your own beef, portk, etc.
Working a farm:
- requires you to move around a lot.
- requires you to lift heavy things (ever tossed hay bails to the loft).
- requires you to sprint (ever had to chase a goat to take to the milking stand)
- provides loads of sun time
- can be quite fun and rewarding (ever had a vine ripened tomato from your own plant)
I know that many follow the blueprint because they want to "look good", but it is so much more. It can be a lifestyle. I have seen many videos about workout routines, and they are impressive, but I fear they will fail in the long term because the approach is still far to conventional, and thus not sustainable.
For me The Primal Blueprint, will enable me to live the lifestyle I want to live, and that does not include any formal, or routine exercise regimens, but living off my own land which is extremely physical. If I were a betting man, I would wager that one can achieve the health and fitness goals, without gym or other regimented exercise routines, by applying the primal blueprint principals to sustainable, living off the land activities.
The below video shows some of the rewards of working your own land, there are so many good videos on the subject. The video shows a farm that has applied permaculture principles.
Definition of permaculture found on wikipedia:
"Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximise effect while minimizing wasted energy. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The ecological processes of plants, animals, their nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all part of the picture. Inhabitants’ needs are provided for using proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Elements in a system are viewed in relationship to other elements, where the outputs of one element become the inputs of another. Within a Permaculture system, work is minimised, "wastes" become resources, productivity and yields increase, and environments are restored. Permaculture principles can be applied to any environment, at any scale from dense urban settlements to individual homes, from farms to entire regions."
What are your thoughts on this topic?