Sundays at this farmish place are reserved for Scribbles - short, random musings that collect while my mind has time to wander on this day of (supposed) rest. Enjoy, and feel free to add your own in the comments.
1. Dipping into both ends of the technology spectrum can give a gal quite a headache. This past Friday I spent all day loading books into my Kindle Fire. On Saturday, I spent the day hanging out with Amish folks at an auction. Those two opposites can really get a farmgirl thinking.
2. We farmish folks are in quite a pickle. We long for the simple life...in and amongst a world where technology is at every turn. If you're anything like me, you're wondering...how much is too much? How much technology do we need? How much is just fluff? What kinds of technology help us in our simple life (as much of an oxymoron as some people think that is) and what kinds just complicate things?
3. What is the simple life? Farmish people define it differently. And then other farmish people judge those definitions. It seems crazy to me that we have people who think they are better than others because of the massive amounts of technology they have. But what's even harder for me to swallow is we have just as many who think they're better because they lack that same technology.
4. Oh, a television? We don't have one of those. An e-reader? I don't use things like that.
5. I'm pretty sure that air of superiority wasn't meant to be part of the farmish simple life, but that doesn't mean it hasn't made its way in. And since I've realized its out there in regular farmish folks, I find I really have to watch myself about it. How about you?