Simpler Living

With these basic ideas, it's actually quite ... well ... simple.



Road fence
When was the last time you took a stroll down a quiet country lane?
PAT & CHUCK BLACKLEY
food in shed
Growing your own food is deeply satisfying.
LARRY LEFEVER/GRANT HEILMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
relax and read
Remember reading? Getting away from the television can give you all kinds of time for more satisfying activities.
RICK WETHERBEE
shop local
Shopping at local farm stands is a great way to meet farmers and enjoy the countryside.
LYNN KARLIN
family barbeque
Whatever your age, you can build stronger social bonds by spending time with your family and neighbors.
RICK WETHERBEE
yard sale
You can hold a yard sale to de-clutter your home and make money — or shop them to save.
REB/FOTOLIA
camping
Mother Earth News Art Director Matthew Stallbaumer enjoys the simpler life while camping in Alaska.
SETH RUNDLE











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