Living Simply During Simpler Times

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


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  Perhaps by telling the tale we can gain a new appreciation for a lifestyle that has been forgotten but will never be outdated.

Rutledge Family Barn 


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.

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.