I have been having this on going daydream, or dream, or even wish. It began when I was little and was refined when I saw a small cabin in Utah some 24 years or so ago. I started seeing the cabin in the woods and over the years it has sort of grown into a full fledged dream and wish. The more I think about it the more I need to fulfill this dream. How does one go about this? First, you set your goals, including researching locations and costs. I know that I probably won’t gain the amount of money it would take to make this dream come to fruition, but that hasn’t stopped me from searching for the perfect spot and designing the place from the ground up.
I will start by saying this place must be butted up to BLM land with a mountain as part of the land, and about 40 acres from the mountain to the entrance. It will have a river and trees surrounding it with plenty of room for an artist colony in front of the actual living area where a main house, cabin, barn and gardens fill the rest of the property.
This is a two story (possibly barn style) cabin which is set off away from the main house and barn. The bottom floor consists of a living room, kitchen and dinette while the top floor has a bedroom and bath. How would you set this place up? Let me know.
Why must we be so hectic, angry and self-serving? I mean, look around you! There is this beautiful world which we live in. With Technology came stress and time-clocks. People began rushing about trying to get to where-so-ever they were headed in record time to they could accomplish more and make more money to buy more “stuff”. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with some of the tech out there, and working is a satisfying pass-time, but as a local priest asked, “What in the world do we need a vacuum which costs $800? It sucks!” I agree. I mean I look at all those “MUST HAVE DESIGNER BRAND” clothes, appliances and more and wonder why we (according to the adverts and our peers) Absolutely need them!
I was asked what I was looking for out of life. My answer is simple. I want peace. Oh, I don’t mean no war or such, though that would be nice, I mean peace with myself. No stress, no rushing about to earn enough to buy crap I don’t even need. I would do with out cell phones (and might still if they discontinue the flip phones), IPADS, TV, electric/computerized cars and clothes which (to me) makes you look like either a hooker or tent!
I want to spend time in nature, working on my art, poetry, prose, writings. Working with animals and in a garden, and in general only leave and go to the larger cities when I need to buy appliances, material for making clothes, clothes I can’t make on my own and entertainment (which is VERY seldom!). Peace to me is spending time with family, doing projects together and sharing ideas.
People who look down on the Amish and those who live in a similar way just because “Things/Stuff” doesn’t center around how they live will never understand this. Wanting to be without material things and to be uninterested in showing up everyone because you spent money on a $800 vacuum which you really didn’t need or $1,000 on an outfit or shoes, doesn’t make you quaint, backwards or hicks. It just means your have different priorities and values in your life. Thanks for reading.
Moviemaking is like spaceflight. Dream big. Aim high. Don’t look down. Curse the budget issues.
Paul Hildebrandt needs your help. For over two years the director and his crew have been conducting dozens of interviews, sifting through countless hours of archival footage, knocking at closed D.C. backrooms, stumping for truth, analyzing the facts, looking for root causes, and working hard to bring you Fight for Space, an ambitious documentary about the sorry state of America’s position in the international space race, where things went wrong, why they’re still off track today, and what barriers still stand between humanity and our return to the stars.
I hate cars, car repairs, buses and those who run them.
I hate broken windshields leaking hoses and those who take their time repairing them.
I hate the expense and the noxious smells, I hate all the “Upgrades” which require practically a whole new car to repair since when the new cars go down they go down all the way!
In short I want a horse which will eat hay, need shoes and won’t brake down to the point where they have to spend days or months in a shop and the bill is equal to a new car when they are done.
As the days of the year slowly tick away, I feel that I must explore the world anew. I see that there is a lot of things happening out in the world, the cities are way busy while the small towns seem to be sinking into their shallow lives. I wondered what was happening, and noticed that there is a decline in many of the smaller towns. Reasons are that many of the older towns and the smaller towns, which are isolated, are loosing those who are younger who want to spread their wings. These towns seem to have a very shallow gene pool and narrow minds to match. Yes, I am living in one of those dying (on soon to be dead) towns. Now this is not to say that I don’t like small towns. Far from it! I happen to love a smaller town where you can relax and not have to worry about crime, traffic, nor idiots who think you don’t belong. Well, strike that. There are always idiots who think you don’t belong.
This evening I am thinking about the area. Unlike most people who seem to think they have sense, I LOVE snow. I even love the cold weather, which comes with it! So far, I have enjoyed the below zero temps, the snow and even the days when I couldn’t go outside! I have set up some things to make the rest of the winter go a lot better. I will be working with leather stamping and wood burning. It seems that this year I feel like I must start and (hopefully) finish these projects. As the projects progress, I will post photos of the finish products. Let me know what you think and if you would be interested in what I produce. Have fun!
As a mother and wife I MUST protest what is happening to our society and people. To start off, let me say I am neither a conservative nor liberal and I prefer the Independent party to the two mainstays which look so much alike that lately the could be the same. Here is what I believe.
1. The founding fathers got it right when writing up the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Though we have the right to our speech, our religious beliefs etc. We don’t have the right to FORCE our beliefs on others.
2. Yes, people should help those less fortunate, but that does not mean we have to keep shelling out money for those over seas who are DEMANDING we help them while they are saying we are evil etc. There is a saying that if you give a man a fish he will feast for a day but if you TEACH a man to fish he will feast for a lifetime. If you look at what we did to the Indians making them dependent on handouts to the point where they would rather not be independent but dependent, then you will see a failed experiment.
3. Our government (or rather the Pres.) thinks they know how we should live better than we do. They made it so that we are so regulated that we no longer can work without penalties. And as for the so-called affordable insurance act, that is a complete disaster. We are told we are going to be fined if we don’t have it. I can’t afford it but that doesn’t matter. I can’t take meds., and I seldom go to the hospital (usually taking someone else.) It has nothing for preventative medicine, dental, visual nor Chiropractic. I am not a cookie-cutter citizen, which is what THAT insurance is. I am too old for Medicaid and too young for Medicare. I am not working except for the occasional order for baked goods or teas, none of which are worth shipping since the items I sell cost less than it costs to ship them. I can’t afford to hire people to help nor a “website,” “brick and mortar,” nor the advertising to draw attention to them. In short I want to work (no one is hiring due to the red-tape, distance between my town and jobs, my age and gender. So where do I get the money for the penalties for NOT having his insurance? I don’t.
4. People who can’t work for various reasons are not necessarily lazy, stupid, lovers of welfare. There are those of us who want to work and are put into the category of lazy while being told the jobs we want are going to illegals. We WILL survive because we know how without subsidies and handouts.
There is a blogger who keeps saying that the US is dying. That we will no longer be able to get food and there will be rioting. I don’t believe it will happen in the rural areas because those who live here are farmers, ranchers and people who can survive by raising their own foods. In the big cities there are regulations, which forbid gardens, goat, chickens and other means to feed us. They force us to rely on foodstamps and other handouts instead of allowing us to take care of our families and ourselves. No, the US is not dying it is sleeping until the idiots who tell us we can’t take care of ourselves will be kicked out and we start doing what we know is right!