Elegant Simplicity / Living the Good Life

Clothesline, Winter 2013 We may enjoy dining at a nicely set table (elegant) but we live connected to the earth. We don’t shun all modern conveniences (I use a bread machine to facilitate our busy lives) as we hang our laundry out to dry (simplicity). http://www.laundrylist.org/



summer-tentWe live simply (though elegantly) and love our connection and closeness to Nature. From April until October we sleep out in a back corner of the yard, surrounded by trees, wild birds and our poultry. Many a morning, if I have read late the night before, the chickens will be waiting (and clucking) outside the tent door!



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When I came across this marvelous stove top oven I could not resist!  $16 well spent as we use it on top our wood stove which is always going this season of the year. PERFECT for brownies:)

6 Responses to Elegant Simplicity / Living the Good Life

  1. joyce mandeville February 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Where in VT are you folks located? I live in East Hardwick and have a vague idea that I’ve seen your place.

  2. Karen February 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    That’s so neat. I would love it, but I would never, ever be able to talk my husband into sleeping in a tent in the back yard.

  3. Kathleen Kinkead February 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    …a few years ago I slept outside my home in a tent…the reason that spurred my decision to sleep outdoors was a mold/medical issue. I fixed up my new outdoor home with a throw rug, 1800’s walnut daybed, low wood box “coffee table”, books, and art. I came to love my new outdoor home and waking to the birds singing in the morning or my chickens asking me to help them dig the early morning rooms. I finally moved back indoors when the temperatures began to drop to the low teens in November!

    • James Trundy Verrill February 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      Thanks for the post! YOU understand the peace and beautiful connection w/ nature.

  4. Gunnar wordon February 18, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Great site!

  5. Valerie Fedas February 27, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    I love it! I will be sleeping outside in my tent this year. I also want one of those stove top ovens. I didn’t know they existed. Wow! I make solar ovens for summer time cooking but this would be perfect for the winter. Thankyou for sharing!!!

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