Are you the kind of parent that can’t keep up with the amount of toilet paper you rip through?
Do you buy anything you need, and sometimes put the wrong recycling thing in the wrong recycling bin?
Take a deep breath. You need to hear about neo-peasant parenting.
They hunt, ferment and homeschool their kids. They give their children knives to let them work out danger for themselves. And they think more people should make changes to the way they parent and live.
Meg Ulman and Patrick Jones from Daylesford in regional Victoria are neo-peasant parents living off the grid as much as possible.
They also blog, Facebook and Instagram, the computer they use probably hand-woven from dead tree branches and powered by the sun.
Meg talks to Holly and Andrew on This Glorious Mess about how they come by everything they need to survive. Article continues…
So what’s it like raising your kids the old-fashioned way?
“We don’t have a car so if the kids want to get anywhere they have to walk, they have to bike ride or if it’s further take public transport. And because we’re a walking/biking family we try to spend as much time as we can outside.”
Meg says family holidays avoid any sort of air travel. Their most recent holiday was a 14-month bike riding trip from Daylesford to Cape York, stopping to collect edible plants and herbs along the way, some fresh roadkill and spending time with Indigenous communities who taught them all about bush tucker.
And the dogs came with them.