The trend today for green living seems like a hip, new idea to some, but it goes back to a time when green living was just the sensible thing to do.
Randy Florke in his book, Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. brings us back to thinking frugally like our grandparents and great-grandparents. In their day “the biggest sin was waste and hand-me-downs were a way of life. We reused everything, from jars to fabric to the wood from demolished outbuildings. Glass jars became storage containers in the larder, and the plaid flannel from a favorite shirt lived on in the patches of a crazy quilt on my bed. Nowadays they call that repurposing; then we called it another day on the farm.”