Monday, February 28, 2011

I heart Country Living...

Sumthin about this issue of Country Living struck a cord with me...
OUT-McMansions
IN-Little houses...
Ever since the notion of having my own 'tiny house'/studio/shop,
I have been researching the tiny house phenomenon.
Could you live this way,
could you sacrifice to make a smaller foot print on the planet?
How did we get so greedy, why did we need so much...
then there's that issue of the Jones again...keeping up
and fitting in.
I love this company tinytexashouses.com
They build modest homes out of recycled materials...SWEET!!!
Now that's what I'm talking about...would you, could you???

I have simply got to get this book, turned a shack
into a darling cottage...hmmm!

Like I said, this new CL magazine struck a cord with me...
what a great idea...like when those Northuners
head South for the winter, who tends the flock...
well granted, most who bother with chickens, are in it for the long haul,
but a week, two weeks, what an idea...hmmmm!!!

Yes, again, another grass-roots idea, nothing new, but I loved
how CL really gave class to the wannabe farmers,
who truly want a better life, better food, better water, better air!
It's our kids n grand kids that will be making that future happen...
you can see what's spreading like wildfire across the states,
THANK YOU Wisconsin for starting the revolution!

Sick of big industry telling us what we can eat,
sick of Monsanto polluting with genetically modified Frankenseeds...
sick of logging, drilling and mining spoiling the pristine lands
our children will need to revive, just to survive...
sick of being sick...take another pill,
then deposit it directly into your water system...
aren't we just a little sick of being stupid!!!

My solution...remember when!!!

10 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

I loved this magazine too -- & the movement. Can't wait to get my hands in the dirt. I'm reading a new book "and I shall have some peace there" about a lady who moved to a farm & gave up her high-powered job. Loved the title. Have a great week. Jan

Gracie's Cottage said...

I think CL hit it out of the park this time too...loved the previous issue also; I had stopped buying it, but may have to subscribe now!

Jan

MARY PERNULA said...

I'm with you all the way regading greed. I would love to be the angel incharge of the little out buildings and make homes out of them. HUGS MARY

The Attic Girls said...

I'll have to check that magazine out! I would have to have the world's biggest yard sale if I moved into a tinier place, but I don't think it would be all that bad as long as I could have a storage. :) Our house is very small in comparison to most of my friends & relatives. While they NEED 2500-3500 sq ft, we do fine in 1000.

donna baker said...

Don't get me started on Monsanto - the great Satan. I love the tiny house thing, but I think it would get old fast. Maybe as a getaway/shop. Hope it takes off though. Must be for climates where one can spend most of their time outside - green mansion.

~Sheri~ said...

yes...yes and YES. Bigger is not always better! I m soooooo ready for small and living off the land...i know and BELIEVE it will happen for me.

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

I saw that article. I think we all need to live more simply. There is way too much greed out there.!

time worn interiors said...

I enjoyed this articles as well!
Sister TOT

Anita said...

Sharon, I have progressively downsized from 4400 sq. feet, then combined two households into one. The boxes are almost all gone through, the stuff sold, repurposed or donated. It is (almost) a breeze to clean (once Spring lets me open my unheated garage) and I only keep what I truly love. Definitely easier...Who cares about the JOnes! They can keep their credit card debt and fancy cars!

DaisyExpress said...

I love this post of yours. I have three shippng containers that I want to redo...Love your site...thanks so much, Sheryl