I'm going to take a break from my usual right-wing extremism, and post an entry that's a little more moderate. As a matter of fact, I'm even going to provide a link to an article in a liberal publication, believe it or not.
One of the aspects of Conservatism that we often loose sight of is the preservation of things that are wholesome, praiseworthy, and good. This is what has given us the rise of the "Crunchy-Con" movement, or conservative people who wish to embrace things of proven value, even if they're from usually liberal sources.
Let me introduce you to Joel Salatin. [link] He's a traditional farmer, in the sense that he produces things of an organic nature without any industrial process, and refuses to sell his produce and meatstuffs to processors and middlemen. Instead, he sells to individual customers, who often drive many miles to his farm in the deep country-side, and pay larger prices for produce and meat that is heavenly to savor.
So much of Liberalism is tied up in so-called "progress." Maybe it's time we stop and appreciate some of the old fashioned things we've left behind in our march to Socialist Industrialisation and Globalisation.