MICHAEL THOMAS | Homesteading, Planting Roots, and Your Place in the World


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In this episode, Stephen interviews Michael Thomas of Sharon, a homesteader, on the importance of homesteading, tradition, place, and much more.

Show Highlights:
  • Why Michael decided to go live on an 18th century farm.
  • The importance of a sense of place.
  • Why tradition and culture are tied in to place.
  • What we can learn from those that came before us.
  • On man's reaction to modernity and what we can do about it.
  • The role of God and faith in tradition.
  • The balance Michael carries between modernity and tradition.
  • Why we need to "purify" ourselves first before jumping fully into homesteading.
  • The importance of humility and learning from our mistakes.
  • Why incremental steps are better than a big, sudden move.
  • The need for others and learning from the past.
  • The importance of the Benedict Option.
  • How you can connect with Michael and learn more about his projects in upstate NY.
Exclusive Patron Content: On our patron-only question, Michael gives his advice on how young men can get started with homesteading and the skills they should develop now in order to make it successful. Sign up for our Socrates Tier at $5/month for access to this and more! About Michael: Michael is a homesteader who lives on a 1795 Colonial Farm in Sharon Springs, NY. He and his family run an orchard, breed dogs, and much more on their farm, and he works to spread the beauty of homesteading to the traditionalist side of the internet. Keep in Touch with Michael: Twitter: @MichaelTG09 Website --- Please like, subscribe, and leave a rating and review - this feedback is crucial to helping us improve the quality of our show and reach like-minded men across the globe. Check out our website at vitalmasculinity.org and apply to join our active Discord chat group which you will receive an invite to by signing up for our newsletter. You can also contact us via email (hosts@vitalmasculinity.org), Twitter (@ManlyVirtue), or Gab (@vitalmasculinity)

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