I’d be fine mucking out horse stalls, gathering eggs from a chicken coop, milking cows, and farming. Just don’t ask me to kill one of those chickens for dinner though. Knowing me, I would have named them all and they’d no longer fall into the “food” category. That’s fine though, I don’t need to eat meat. I’d have plenty of veggies growing on my farm to eat well and eat often. Plus, there’d be all that freshly baked bread to chow down on too. The beauty of it is that I could consume all that bread and not worry about seeing poundage added to the waistline, because I’d be on my feet all day, every day doing the daily chores. I wouldn’t be sitting on a couch zoning out in front of the television or slipping into a coma surfing the internet.
I’d be active and fit…and so would all the males in my cozy town. Hmm. Think of it—sturdy, cowboy/farmer types who spend each day hauling heavy loads, taming wild mustangs, building barns from wood they’ve milled themselves. Insert dreamy sigh right here, ladies. I don’t recall seeing a ton of out-of-shape people on Little House or Doctor Quinn. Nope. That sort of lifestyle produces muscles and muscles should always be properly appreciated.
Maybe I’ve lived in this time period in a past life and that’s why I feel so connected to it. Possibly I’m remembering a previous life on the prairie out in the west. Perhaps I had my very own sexy frontier man who could wield an ax and split wood for the fire as if he were born to do that very thing.
In any event, I think I could give up the inventions I depend on right now and live a life that focuses on the simple things. What about you? Could you go backward in time and like it? Which time period would you go to?
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