I have been reading this forum and enjoying it very much, but I had to have a tech glitz fixed before I could register. I'm an empty nester in the deep south, live in a subdivision and waiting out my husband's early retirement. At that point we want to find a rural home although we're not yet sure as to the ideal location.
I have always embraced simplicity & earth tending. We kept our 1.400 sq ft house when the housing bubble was coaxing so many people into McMansions. We drive our cars until it would cost too much to repair them, and enjoy simple,basic meals. Our biggest luxury is cable TV, him for the sports tier and me for reality shows. (It's my only addiction except for chocolate, and The Bachelor AND a Mallomar is the closest I've ever felt to being a Hilton. Hee).
I like this forum because their is such a sense of contentment as well as enthusiasm from both those who have created their simple heaven and those eagerly anticipating theirs. I've gotten a LOT of tips and often feel as if I've wandered onto the porch of a country store where a bunch of folks are swapping news and information and somehow seem glad I'm there.
Eh, I'm corny. I grew up wanting to be a Walton. But I really think that here on this forum, that's A-OK.