Monday, November 2, 2009

See You in a Hundred Years

See You in a Hundred Years
By Logan Ward
Bantam Dell, 2007, 252 pgs. Nonfiction

The Ward family decided to leave their hectic lives in New York City and try to live for one year as if it was the year 1900. They soon find that they have traded in one kind of stress for another. Learning to do all the skills necessary to milk two goats, tame a headstrong draft-horse, produce and can all the food they will need for the whole year, and live without electricity or indoor plumbing prove to be a huge challenge.

The days may have been exhausting for the Ward family but, at the end of the day, there was a certain satisfaction found in learning to live off the land and to appreciate the simple things in life.

This book made me realize that we create a lot of our own stress and that modern conveniences can make our lives more hectic.
Logan Ward's writing is very engaging. I really enjoyed this book, I just wished there had been more pictures, but that wouldn't have been in keeping with a farmer in the year 1900.


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