In the information age communication is easier than ever. I’ve mentioned the importance of community, but what about extended and virtual community. My wife and I homeschool our children. For some social interaction with other children close to their ages we are members of a Homeschooling Co OP. My wife takes our girls to functions and classed sponsored by this group. From the get go everyone in the group has something in common. Homeschooling. Also many are homesteading types, so we have even more in common. They have what they call Mom’s class were the moms get together and share things and ideas. People freely give things back and forth, such as we gotten coffee maker, tomato plants, and recently kiwi vines.
In return we’ve given away plants and girls clothes. I am also a Tech guy, I get my hands on discarded technology. Fix it and donate it to the group. Our girls and my wife love the Co Op. The genie is out of the bottle, and my children will never go back to public school. I really enjoy how they make each other feel like family.
We also have many friends that are the homesteading types as well. Again we swap item back and forth. Plants, animals, and clothes are the main things we trade back and forth.
Here is SCOBY that was given to us by a friend of my wife that lives in the next state over.
Kombucha refers to any of a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly used as functional beverages for their unsubstantiated health benefits. Kombucha is produced by fermenting tea using a “symbiotic ‘colony’ of bacteria and yeast” (SCOBY). Actual contributing microbial populations in SCOBY cultures vary, but the yeast component generally includes Saccharomyces (a probiotic fungus) and other species, and the bacterial component almost always includes Gluconacetobacter xylinus to oxidize yeast-produced alcohols to acetic and other acids.
Connections with others is vastly important. So get out there and connect with each other. And me. I’m on all social media: Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and Instagram.
Look me up. Then you can also email me firstname.lastname@example.org