This meant we had a garden that most our food came from. We were vegetarians.
My mother made all of our clothes on an antique sewing machine which she still owns today.
My father was a carpenter. A couple years prior he helped build the stage for Woodstock. My husband and I now have his original Woodstock poster framed in our music studio.
He built the one room cabin that I was born in. My mother had become a midwife and together her and my father delivered me in that one room cabin. That very cabin is shown in the back round in the photo below.
Before I was born they also lived in a tent and an old school bus. I am the youngest of three.
This is my beautiful mother in her early 20's.
So, what does living this kind of life mean?
It means we didn't have electricity, running water or indoor pluming. So we had an outhouse, Kerosene lamps to light our house and a wood stove to keep warm.
We took a bath about once a week.
We had a well with fresh water in it. So if you wanted to take a bath you'd venture outside, fill a bucket with water, heat it on the stove and dump it into the bathtub several times over to bathe yourself. It's no wonder a good scrubbing was only once a week.
So what did we do all day?
Played outside almost all the time. We made awesome forts and ran wild. We played with the animals, rode horses bareback, got bucked off A LOT, our parents read us lots of books and we listened to a battery operated radio once in a while.
We had chickens, rabbits, horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, oh the list goes on and on.
This is me when I was 4.
Shortly after this we moved into town but I still have many memories of that time in my life and I will forever have life memories and skills that helped shape me into who I am today.
|And how cute are those shoes? I totally want a pair now!|