Living Simply During Simpler Times


| 7/8/2013 10:46:56 AM


Tags: Living Simply, Simple Living, Living Simple: Simple Lifestyle, Bill Holland,

 LET’S GO BACK IN TIME 

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Lao Tzu 

Bill HollandA picture and a thousand words….literally!  Join me as I use pictures of the magnificent Rutledge Farm in telling a story of a simpler time here on Earth.  What I am about to tell you may sound foreign to you.  In fact, you might think it is impossible that such a place once existed.  In today’s world of modern conveniences, technological advancements and rush, rush, rush, it might be hard to grasp the following tale, but I swear it is all true.  It is a tale of how our ancestors once lived.  Perhaps by telling the tale we can gain a new appreciation for a lifestyle that has been forgotten but will never be outdated.
 

Barn
Rutledge Family Barn 

COME TOGETHER 

The barn and farmhouse were built in 1853.  Washington was a fledgling territory at that time, and citizens were few and far between, often separated by a mile or more of streams, hills and unbroken forest.

chuckm
8/5/2013 4:19:47 PM

What a wonderful piece. And you are right on: more and more people are returning to the simple life, to the small community, to living off the land. It's a great change.





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