the Trash vitae

Trash is the editor-in-chief of an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializes in books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others.
This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world

Saturday, July 28, 2012

barefootin thru life

We came into this life with bare feet and that is the way God intended. Simplistic. While it takes some time to toughen the tootsies it is well worth the effort. For when you feel the ground you walk upon you relize things. Concrete and asphaly are hot. Dirt is warm and mostly tolerable and grass or wild pasture remains cool. When winter comes shoes become a necessity when you have snow and ice but an occasional romp in the snow is good for the tootsies. Enjoy. People look at me funny when I walk to work barefoot downtown or when I walk around the campus or my lab barefoot. But ya know for me its comfy. People wear sandals and I keep a pair with me but I remove them when possible. I prefer the feel of the ground on my feet. Walking thru puddles is fun during and after a rain. Its wonderful You ought to try it. Our ancestors walked this planet barefoot. Why should not we. It give you a new appreciation. Anyhow life on the homestead has been pretty mellow. The beds are handling the heat as well as can be expected. Its taking a lot more water than I had planned for to keep things alive and thriving. Putting the copper water line on the swamper and cleaning out and defrosting the air conditioner has made a world of difference. Its actually quite cool in the house. The plum tree is in ripeness and I have been picking a pound or two every few days to keep the fruit supply up. And the price is right. FREE.

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