Post by KathyL on Dec 2, 2020 14:39:31 GMT
Hi, folks. I was a member on the old UKHippy forum years ago (under a different username), always liked it.
I am 66 years old, just a couple of years too young to have been an original hippie, and way too old to be a neo-hippie. I was heavily influenced by the original hippies, and lived among some of them on an island off the west coast of Canada for a few years. I have never lived off-grid, but I admire that stuff. I had some good friends on the island who built their own tiny house, before it was fashionable, and lived off the grid. Their only electrical devices were a cell phone and the solar panel they charged it with.
I have been vegan for many years. I tried my hand at gardening my own veggies, using stored rainwater for irrigation. However, the "garden" at the place we live in now is well on the way to reverting to forest, and I don't have the energy to rehabilitate it and start from scratch. Instead, we buy fresh local veggies from a small organic farmer.
My wife and I are retired. We have a nice house on 25 acres of forested land, in a little fishing village that has a population of maybe 200 if all the kids show up for dinner. It is pretty quiet here, especially since most people are staying home due to covid-19.
My main hobby is astronomy / astrophotography, and our skies are dark enough to make it possible. In normal times, I volunteer to do sound and light tech for a community theatre company in a larger town down in the valley. Of course, it is shut down now, and will be one of the last things to open up again when times return to normal. In the meantime, the theatre company has been podcasting radio plays, for which I have been doing the sound effects.