Peaceful Disconnect

It’s been a while since I’ve updated… and I’m not going to apologize. My laptop broke last month and I’ve been avoiding the internet like the plague. I haven’t checked my e-mail or my twitter and I have even stopped watching the news. The world could be ending and I would be the last to know. Life is much more enjoyable when I’m not glued to a computer screen or television. I do however enjoy playing the PS3 and watching a few DVD’s from time-to-time… hopefully, this will soon be replaced by reading more.

Things are continuing to go well. The rabbits are all with litters, the bees are putting away honey, the chickens are busy being chickens… and I’m enjoying all of it! We’ve finally gotten out of our “wet” spell and now the heat is starting in. Thankfully the tipi stays nice and cool. Little projects are getting done now that all the big ones are finished. I’ve got a cozy hammock hanging under some trees, a nice outdoor cook pit, and I made myself a small archery range. We built a deck off the front of the tipi to cover the “mote” we had to dig to combat the run-off from the rain. I’ve started collecting and splitting wood- this will be a continuous chore throughout the summer. The garden is doing well and the tomatoes are growing like weeds. I think everything will be ready to harvest just as winter begins to set. I’m looking forward to the canning season! I still need to bury some coolers for a make-shift root cellar and build my solar dehydrator. I’ve also been thinking of building a sweat lodge.

I bought a boat a while back and have been doing some fishing with Gene. Unfortunately the trim/tilt motor went out and it’s currently in the shop for repair… this is the reason I’m not out fishing and instead, sitting here typing this! We’ve had quite a few visitors over the Holiday weekend and I’ve enjoyed showing everyone what I’ve been up to these past few months (sorry you couldn’t make it Irma, I miss you!). Gene is busy repairing an old hot tub and hopefully it’s done soon… my muscles are sore.

There is a lot going on, too much in fact to write down here. I feel a breeze and the hammock is calling me… I’ll leave you with some pictures! Take care šŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “Peaceful Disconnect

  1. Awwww Aaron I was really regretting not being able to make it up there this 4th!! I hope Alyssa gave you a hug from me as I told her to do so…I love your pics and love to read how things are going for you!! Miss you lots my dear friend!!

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  2. Life does change a little with the screen switched off, doesn’t it. Tho I do enjoy blogs and blogging, and I’ve learned lots about growing/making/living more simply from others I’ve ‘met’ over the internet. The tipi deck looks like an awesome place to sit and watch the view!

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    • Thanks for the comment… the screen has been switched off for awhile now and I finally decided to turn it on and respond to some comments LOL. The deck is one of the most peaceful places to be… wish I could bottle it and sell it!

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  3. I completely understand the disconnect from social media, TV, and the “noise” of life. I’m so happy when I’m working outdoors, building, creating and being productive with nature. I loved your photos and update… always a delight to see you have posted! ~ Lori

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  4. now after hearing the things you are going thru cold,tent not staying warm,problems in what your dealing with,now I look back and im glad I had moved ,as things are much easier for meand I had to make changes.so yes I took your modo live easy and enjoy life. im okay,but I had a lot of conflicks and just wanted to get away from it all.thats my deal.my way of doing this.but! not im not going there.. life here is relaxed and slow no problems .I left it all behind washing my hands of all.ive done this before and itll take me years to get back on my feet.but ill make it.its my way of dealing with things I DUMP AND LEAVE so yes I did.i was in misery there and didn’t want it any more.the things ive learned here and the friends made.man it opened a whole new world.i just wish I had done it 10 yrs ago .

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