Do you ever long for a more "simplistic" lifestyle? I know life was more difficult a long time ago, and I know people worked a lot harder, but there is something so inviting about living a lifestyle of years gone by. Tending a garden, raising animals, collecting eggs, making my own clothes, cooking meals for a large family. I'm sure it seems much more romantic than it really is. I'm sure that lifestyle is actually a lot of hard work and early mornings. So what is it that's so appealing to me?! What is is that draws me to that era? Maybe it's the lack of technology, the way people used to be so "neighborly", the thought of sitting by a fire at night reading a good book or sewing by hand.
I picked up this book a few weeks ago while browsing Barnes & Noble, and it only fueled my desire for this type of lifestyle.
Now I want chickens, and a garden. I want to learn how to can food. I want to let my Mom buy a goat and keep it on our land like she has been wanting to do since we moved here. I want to finally finish that quilt I started a year ago. I want to desire less stuff, and focus more on the little things. I want to eat out less and cook more. I want to teach my children to love the simple things in life.
* Last night, while this post was sitting in drafts, my husband said to me, "so, does this book actually teach you how to take care of chickens, or do I need to do some research" :) I love that man for pursuing these crazy dreams with me.