I can remember having a root cellar when I was little. They were cold, damp, mysterious places, near the end of modern usefulness. But lately, I’ve been thinking about the freedom of root cellars and many other things we've lost.
Reading Lara Ingalls Wilder’s Farmboy, it is remarkable how resourceful and independent people that lived not really that long ago were. The hub of their year around nourishment and self-sufficiency, the root cellar.
Talk about self-sufficiency. All this talk of modern homesteading, solar panels, generators, etc. and all you really need is a water source and a root cellar.
Technology can enslave us, but it can give us access to so much knowledge to truly live free using the best of the old and the new.