Friday, September 5, 2008

A Cabin In The Park

A Photo Challenge Hosted by Jientje of Heaven In Belgium
A Country Welcome
Behind this door there would have been no electricity, no running water, no indoor plumbing and no central air and heat. How do you think you would have endured? Would you have had the fortitude to make a life for yourself and your family?
To This Little House
Life in this little cabin without the aforementioned amenities would no doubt have created hardships. At the same time the family living here would have all sat around the table for every meal planning their day or talking about it. Everyone would have helped in the chores that HAD to be done and each night around the fireplace the family would come together and rejoice in what meant most - family.
A Country Bouquet Of Color Welcomes You

25 comments:

piedmontperspective said...

Love the cabin! I would move there in a heartbeat, with or without electric. The flowers are beautiful. Very nice pictures, Carletta.

Gattina said...

Today it would be nice for a week or two of holidays, it would be very romantic with oil lamps, buckets filled with water and a fire in the chemney. But more than I week I think I couldn't do, that would be enough romantic for me, lol !

Willow said...

I lived for years in Indonesia with no running water, no electricity, no indoor plumbing and no telephone. It takes A LOT of time to just LIVE under those circumstances. Especially with young children.

My tools of trade aren't drumsticks. They're knitting needles. Those are size 15.

Judi~Gmj said...

We did have eletricity. An outhouse, a wood-burnig stove that mom heated our bath water on. No joke, we took baths in a wash tub.
I can't say those were the good old days. They just were, and we survived. Now I swear hot water showers were invented just for me. :D
BTW, I didn't do Ruby Tuesday and survived that also :) I think it is perfectly legal to skip a meme once in a while, I mean, are there really meme police?

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Very cool view of the cabin and nice flowers in front.

Neal said...

I love the cabin. Anytime I get a chance I take pictures like that. I think they are very appealing in black & white also.

Leora said...

Lovely cabin, wonderful photos. I'll just romanticize the past and say "wasn't that neat" and not even think about living in humid air without A/C.

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,

I love the pictures of the cabin.

I actually lived in a log cabin-without electricity- in my early childhood. (in Alabama) Yes- I go back a ways!! :)

I remember the nights with the oil burning lamps...and mom checking under the beds for snakes! :)


Junie

Twisted Fencepost said...

That cabin is adorable.
Near our home someone spent a year remodeling a small cabin with a fenced in yard. Then sold it the property and the new owners tore it down. Absolutely broke my heart!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

We are very spoiled today, that's for sure. We commoners live so much better than even royalty a century ago. And we take it all for granted and want more, more, more.

Melli said...

IF I had lived in this little cabin, I would never have KNOWN air conditioning, running water, electricity or phones... and therefore I would not miss them! I would certainly WEIGH less than I do though!!! And I'm sure I would still have been just as happy! :)

Raven said...

Drat. Blogger ate my comment. They never come out the same when you hae to rewrite them, but...

I LOVE this cabin. When I was first looking for a home of my own, I found a somewhat larger cabin-type house in my searches that looked very much like this place and fell in love with it. I never saw it in the flesh but it was really the first place I saw that made me think I might really be able to have a home of my very own.

It was nice to harken back too, to days when people needed one another more than we do now... or at least when we were there for each other in more direct and pragmatic ways. Lovely post as always.

Carver said...

What a great cabin. I'll admit that I'd have trouble living without the amenities for very long but it would be fun to spend a vacation there. Very attractive.

Janice Thomson said...

Years ago I lived without power and water - it was tough but some of the fondest memories I have. Wonderful photos Carletta.

juliana said...

what a great cabin! it would be nice to spend a week or two there but living permanently without the benefits of civilisation would be challenging, to say the least.

Rose said...

I always wonder would I have had the gumption to survive back then, but I suppose if you know no different you just grow up knowing how to do.

Robert said...

So no blogging from that little cabin then??? That's a horrible thought!

Paz said...

I love that you put up the theme song to Little House on the Prairie. I loved that show. ;-) I'm not sure that I'd survive living there with all the amenities that I'm used to now, but other things you bring up like what the family would have done together are certainly enticing. It wouldn't have been a bad life after all.

The flowers ARE beautiful.

Paz

Dragonstar said...

I've lived a bit like that, though with a shop available half an hour away over the sea. It has its advantages, but I'm glad to have the amenities now!

Love yesterday's door, too.

ellen b said...

The cabin is great with it's rustic door. Thanks for the bouquet! :0)

Shelly said...

Cute cabin! I posted one today too ;) Mine is a little more worn out than yours.

Craver Vii said...

It's a good exercise to trade down once in a while if we can. I think we appreciate both worlds better that way.

The Texican said...

There is something really appealing about the thought of that lifestyle. I love not having so much and enjoying some of the simpler things. Pappy

Jientje said...

Thanks Carletta! Geez, I think I forgot to put a Mr Linky up yesterday? Oh well ...
That cottage is the prettiest cottage I have ever seen!
It must be bliss to live there!

Cianna said...

Keep up the good work.