"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
I kinda think that when it comes to homestead stuff, how do we shrink our overall petroleum footprint. And I think a big answer is to figure out a way that the desire to travel is reduced: nearly everything i want is right here. Now that I'm not using the driveway, it doesn't get potholes (or maybe far fewerer). And since I use the road rarely, the potholes are not bugging me very often. And if it does get a pothole, I sifted some dirt and got the gravel out of it and used that.
The bottom line is that patching asphalt with proper asphalt does qualify for this BB. I would just prefer to see stuff move in a direction with less petroleum.