a page out of my book

by Sherry Hill July. 28, 2019 155 views

simple isn't easy, but it's preferred..

[i know ya'll are digging my home made fence of sticks and yarn around my garden.. but ya know? it works.. chickens stay out.. heh]

[i know ya'll are digging my home made fence of sticks and yarn around my garden.. but ya know? it works.. chickens stay out.. heh]

after yesterdays prompt and my spin on it - i was talking to the fella about it.. how much i enjoy the way we live our lives.. we don't need expensive things to entertain ourselves.. and while i am much more nature oriented than he is, we still derive pleasure from the simple things.. but he reminded me that simple doesn't mean easy.. as i looked at him with a hmmm? look.. he went on about how much harder we have to work to have a simpler life.. that we don't take the convenient path.. his thoughts were that most people don't want the hassle or hard work of cutting trees, stacking wood.. the never ending cleaning from the wood dust that settles on everything.. never sleeping in because chickens need out of the coop.. shoveling long driveways of snow, gardening and canning food.. there is no food delivery in the boonies.. when it rains the cable goes out, as well as the land line phone.. and there is NO cell service..

but when i wake up in the morning before sunrise, i never grumble about having to get up and outside.. i love greeting the day.. i think it's funny that some mornings i'm waking the chickens up, coaxing them out to keep me company.. i love cooking and canning and eating veggies right off the plant and eating an egg straight from the coop.. and when i have to shovel snow, even tho it's getting harder and harder on my lungs.. i know it's good exercise for me.. i'd rather this than the gym..

so while i know it's harder work to live this way, i still consider it simple.. because i get to spend most of my days among wild things.. and there is such a serenity to walking with deer and sleeping with owls..

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Heike 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You definitely found your paradise on earth, Sherry!

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Lynn F Medley 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Like your follow up from yesterday,, and your chickens!

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David Swatton 1 month, 3 weeks ago

5 years ago I moved out of London , a city of 9 million people, where I had spent most of my life to a village whose population hasn't varied much over the last 1000 years and is still around 500 as it was back then. Embracing the countryside and a more simple rural lifestyle is the best thing I ever did.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Sherry Hill Replied to David Swatton 1 month, 3 weeks ago

sometimes ya just gotta do whats right for your spirit..
sometimes less is more.. wink

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
David Swatton Replied to Sherry Hill 1 month, 3 weeks ago

+1

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Camellia 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Lovely piece and photo

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Sherry Hill Replied to Camellia 1 month, 3 weeks ago

thank you Camellia..

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Our bodies are built to move, our minds were meant to think, but our souls are meant to love &appreciate......
grinning Makes for a nice partnership.....no???

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Sherry Hill Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

ah it so does Jay!.. :)

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Sherry Hill 1 month, 3 weeks ago

+1grinning+1

      blue heart

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Dzmitry Samakhvalau 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Lovely hens

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Sherry Hill Replied to Dzmitry Samakhvalau 1 month, 3 weeks ago

thank you.. they think they are couch chickens .. smile

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Pete Fitzgetald 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I love that photo and I only hope I find some land up here in Maine to do something like you have and I will get a Chicken Named Kevin

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Sherry Hill Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Kevin is a perfect name for a chicken.. ! 
smile
thanks and i sure hope you find your little piece of woods too..

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I love this train of thought. Simple may not be easy but honestly it is easier than a stressful complicated version.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Sherry Hill Replied to Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

so true.. it's all perspective.. :)

1 month, 3 weeks ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Sherry Hill 1 month, 3 weeks ago

There are "simple" things that I did as a child like Canning/Freezing had a large garden other rural related things (that I hated back then for the most part because it interfered with fishing and what not)that I cannot do today but if someone offered me the opportunity I would jump on it then figure out how to do it so I do not add to the pain level and I would love every moment of it.

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