What’s a “Foundry in the Forest”?
The hardest part of creating anything is giving it a name. I live in the Pacific Northwest and I love evergreen forests. When brainstorming a name for the blog, I visualized myself in a mossy green forest, smelling the pine needles and hearing birds. How unexpected it would be to come upon a foundry in the middle of such a rustic setting. It’s operating self-sufficiently, in harmony with nature around it. That’s how I’m trying to live. This blog is a little peek into how and why.
A Foundry in the Forest needs to be:
- Self-sufficient – It’s hard to get raw materials out to the forest, so the foundry needs to make or grow the things it needs to sustain itself.
- In harmony with nature – A foundry that pollutes or wastes resources will find itself no longer in a forest, but in a dead zone.
- Productive – What’s the point of building a foundry if not to produce useful goods? Likewise, what’s the pont of Financial Independence if–once reached–isn’t used to make the world a better place?