"I think studying science is a good way to get into fields like history. The reason is, you learn what an argument means, you learn what evidence is, you learn what makes sense to postulate and when, what's going to be convincing. You internalize the modes of rational inquiry, which happen to be much more advanced in the sciences than anywhere else. On the other hand, applying relativity theory to history isn't going to get you anywhere. So it's a mode of thinking" Noam Chomsky
The sciences come alive to people in the garden, biology, physics, mathematics, the environment and the processes of mother nature and the conversations that open up new areas of thought are to be had. Science is a bit taboo like economics something that is often perceived to be to difficult, until we try it. There will be plenty opportunities to to dabble in the sciences and off-grid technology around the farmhouse.