I am working on one of my most important projects to date. It involves my Grandfathers legacy.
Last week my paternal Grandfather passed away.
He lived to be 87. He lived a good life, and left behind a family that loves him and will remember him fondly.
But that is one of the strange things about death. After your gone, you are still vivid, almost alive, in your loved ones memories.
As time passes though, those people too will leave this life. And your legacy with them.
I heard it said recently that your legacy lasts as long as the last time your name is spoken by someone on this planet.
I want to play my part in telling my grandfathers story, extending his legacy. I think there is something we homesteaders can learn from it.
You see, my grandfather grew up on a dairy farm.
Everyday at first light he was out milking the cows. He worked from dawn till dusk.
The family farm produced all their food. Fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs and dairy.
“The only thing you bought from the store was spices” My grandfather said when sharing his story about life on his family farm.
“The only thing you bought from the store was spices”
Before we moved away from CT I took some time to interview my Grandfather, I wanted to learn his story. And I had a question I wanted answered.
My grandfather left the farm at age 17, to join the navy. I wanted to know why.
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing clips from this interview. There is something to be learned from the older generation of farmers and homesteaders.
Individuals that don’t have youtube channels or blogs, but who have learned lessons from life that need shared.
I was fortunate enough to capture my Grandfather and Step Grandfathers story, both who grew up on a family farm, and I hope you can learn as much from them as I did…
The entire interview will be released as a podcast, subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss out.
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