"Even now, in the middle of Dublin, there are horses and carriages, and while they do make manure on the road many of the local gardeners go out at night and grab it. It is not uncommon to see one bicycling home with their treasures -- two giant bags of horse manure balanced, one on each handlebar." -- From the RTE documentary "Man You're Green," broadcast July 5 2010.
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.