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Carl Jung as Homesteader?

 A photo of Shannon SaiaThere's a really interesting post over at the blog Root Simple that is an excerpt from Carl Jung's autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. It's about why he chose to live off the grid. Check it out.

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s.m.r. saia
9/6/2012 5:34:38 PM

Hey N. Dave! I'm with you on the indoor plumbing and hot showers. I lived in a wonderful old house in Annapolis when I was in my early twenties and we had no AC - and no shower, come to think of it - just an old claw bathtub. I don't remember it being that bad at the time, but I don't think I could go without the AC at this point in my life. As far as whether or not I really do fall in love with those veggies - yes, sigh, I'm afraid I do. :0) I was delighted to find pak choi transplants at my favorite nursery this past week, and I got them in the ground yesterday. I can't WAIT to have my very own real pak choi this fall!


nebraska dave
9/5/2012 11:01:34 PM

Shannon, it's so true that the farther we leave the simple life the more we become enslaved to the very things that were supposed to make out life better. We can hardly imagine how any one can survive without airconditioning but our ancestors did. We get a knot in our stomach when our cell phone cats up but our ancestors didn't have any communication except walk over to the neighbor and say hi. Now I must say I do like a flush toilet compared to the alternative and a good hot shower compared to bathing in the wash tub. So I'm not against all technology but my philosophy is don't buy another until the one I have just won't work any more. Have a great simple life day. P.S. Reading through your e-books has given me an understanding that you really do have a love affair with every vegetable in the garden, don't you.