Well, our ducks have gone native; they spent the night in the canal in front of our house, and seem to be settling there. I was hoping we'd be able to do what our neighbours did, and get them to come back every night, but they seem happier in the big water, so that's where we'll leave them. I'm pleased that they are still hanging around our house, but we don't expect them to deliver any eggs to our door.
Let’s say we've lost most of the self-reliant skills and classical education that our forbears posessed. Let's say we have replaced them with a culture of buying and discarding things we don't value, and staring at glowing screens. Let's say you want to try to rediscover an older way of life, believing we will need such things again.
And let’s say you have a daughter.