Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

19th Century Living

So, earlier in the month, The Woodsman and I were at a teacher's meeting where the presenter was talking about taking a class for teaching in the 21st century.  Sure, that's where we are most of the year - lives full of modern technology - running a million miles an hour - in full swing with the rat race.

Well, friends, summer is here.  So for the two of us, that means returning to a simpler and less technologically advanced time.  No, I haven't given up electricity and indoor plumbing, but you'll see me in this space less because I'm much too busy in the garden, out on the mountain and hanging out with my kids.  The Woodsman spends his days out on the property cutting, hauling, splitting - gearing up for winter.

I like to think with my 19th Century brain in the summer.  A lot less screen time; a lot more just being time.

I'm sure I'll put something up here from time to time, but it won't be much.  See you in September!

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