Originally Posted by TabbyCalicoGurl
Now.I am happy in my own time and really like have a computer,working bathroom,t.v.,ect...
yup, with TCS, modern feminine products, over-the-counter Neosporin, Ibuprofen; organic produce..my sentiments exactly.
Of course, our 2nd house, the fixer-upper is very close to roughing it. At times, the plumbing doesn't work, so the "loo" is a hole dug behind the woodpile - scary to visit at night, esp. with a mountain lion who lives in the area (I rig up a 5-gal bucket 1/2 full with clumping cat litter - works great
). And in the winter, the elec. goes out, so the water is fetched from the artesian pipe, boiled on the woodburner, cooking is done on the woodburner (the sole sourse of heat, except for the fireplace & kitties on the bed
I have lived near a mine camp outside of the Yosemite wilderness, when my kids were tiny, so know something of the pioneer life. (cooked on a campfire, on a large granite slab, using cast iron; my toilet was "privacy bushes" & catholes). We were too poor to afford Gortex so the winter was cold
. However, it was fun and nowhere's near as stressful and annoying as city living
I miss the good manners & respect of the 50s & 60s, but am glad that nowadays women, children & animals have their rights recognized