We went to see the Rock of Cashel recently, two ancient churches on a hill. The stone walls are riddled with small holes, which were used by medieval workmen for scaffolding. They have been homes for birds ever since.
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.