Why We Do What We Do...
Welcome everybody to Ramblings Of A Redneck Farmer. Since we are just starting on this journey together, I thought it would be good to give you a little background on who we are and why we do what we do.
Prepping takes many different avenues. Its just not all about zombies, nuclear war, EMP’s or gun grabbers. We all prep for many different reasons. I grew up during the farming crisis in the 70-80’s. The agriculture industry was at a point where no one knew what was going to happen the next day. Record high interest rates, low commodity prices and negative governmental policies were running rampant at that time. Our family literally didn’t know if we would have a farm to keep running. Cash flow was more then tight and extra money was at a premium. We were poor. But you know what? We always had a roof over our head and a full belly, no matter how little money we had. Both my wife and myself were raised by parents that were born during the Great Depression. Our parents were brought up to use what they had. Fix it when it broke and only buy new when you had too. We didn’t run out to buy new things all the time. I’m proud that my wife and I have continued to live a lifestyle along that kind of thinking. We repurpose things on the farm all the time. When it is worn out around here it is truly worn out. Those traits are engrained in us. So today, tomorrow, next month and next year we will undoubtedly be still living on our little piece of heaven.