You are a very special soul. I can tell these things; your eyes say it all, very kind.
You are denouncing the insanity that is consumerism. YOU GROW BOY! Now that is a pandemic, people sick with materialism. Good for you, great introduction, I really enjoy knowing that there are likeminded people in this reality. If one can care for the land and regain connection to Gaia, to one another, to our true essence, then those will be the ones who will not be sick with wanting and complaining. Embracing the eb and flow, feeling the primal pulses of form and vibration, listening to whispers of our ancestors is what our human family needs to heal our hearts and free our spirits (it's a bit too noisy in Babylon to hear or feel much of anything). Vermont is a dream place to be, be loved, be steadfast, and be ok with getting in way over your head at times too. I am in my 8th year of "homesteading" and really, I am assured more than ever that I work for the animals here, not the other way around. Chicken Zen meditation in the morning, followed by goat comedy is worth all of the hard work. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, the endeavor of a permaculture homestead starts with shovels and sore muscles! The burn is good!
P.S. I also want to add your lovely to look at (wink).