No need to kill if you have a vegetable garden & orchard. If a neighbor butchers a hog or steer, you could barter for meat with produce from your garden. If you raise laying hens, you can eat their eggs
* formerly Zadok, who needed to go tend some apple trees over in Big Spruce
Back in the Walton days I was a child living in the west coast beach town of Santa Monica. While in kindergarten, I was often sick so my mother would keep me home from school on rainy days. What I remember most was looking out the bay window to a 4-lane boulevard down below and watching the water flow along the curbs. One day it rained hard, and harder and never stopped. The streams along the curbs began to grow until they joined and the boulevard became a river. It wasn’t until years later I found out that day was the wettest in the history of Los Angeles and one of the most destructive with 5 and a half inches falling in 24 hours. Old pictures show houses north of town floating into the ocean along which was once was a small creek. Experts analyzed the cause backwards but little did they know I alone had the answer. It started when those two streams along the curb joined each other. 35 years later a British fellow named Albert Hammond recorded a top hit describing this event. It goes: “It never rains in Southern California…but girl, don’t they warn ya….It pours, man it pours”.
I also can't imagine life without tv, computers, mobile phones, caller id, online shopping, etc., but these tech advancements have their downsides. Spending too much time on mobile devices could lead to less time reading books. Spending too much time texting friends could lead to less quality time with friends and loved ones -- less time actually talking to and visiting them.