reply to post by turpen
There's nothing wrong with that, and for the right persons... it is a good life. I still live very much like that, we heat with wood, we raise much
of our own food, we raise and sell livestock, have a massive garden all year and in season, we barter... we also have hot running water and the
internet and a toaster oven is so nice on so many levels.
But sometimes it does get overwhelming.
True story...I had been living in a cabin for about 3 years at this point and a buddy asked me to be his designated driver on a certain Kareoke Night
at a local hot spot. he would buy me all the non- alcoholic drinks I wanted if I drove him there and back. Ok...sure.
We got there and by the middle of the evening, this good looking blonde invites us back to her house. OK...sure.
She asks if we want to get into the hottub with her. OK...sure.
She gets in and then gets out to go for a couple of beers. My buddy and myself agreed that whatever happened ...well happened...first come first
served...so to speak.
After a few minutes, the hot water bubbling around me felt so good... it had been 3 years since I was in a shower or tub. When she got up and out
again, I leaned over to my buddy and said...Man, you can have her, I am staying right here.
My point is this...it may take a couple of months to build a sturdy and yet primitive cabin from logs...and then to clear the ground for the garden
and pasture area for the animals...and then the fences and outbuildings... we are talking about a year or two to get to where my original post picked
Try splitting/shaving off a few hundred wood shingles or drawing up water on a cold winter morning or how about a sudden wind blows the wrong way and
backdrafts chimney smoke back into your cabin so thick, you have to open up all the windows and doors...let out the heat, let in the cold, and you
smell like a SlimJim.
It's a good life, just not for everyone.