To a happy homemaker living a spiritually and mentally fulfilling life "She admits and I agree that her family is lucky to own productive land in which to live out her dream "admits and I agree that her family is lucky to own productive land in which to live out her dream a simple life Those of us not fortunate and I think it is the vast majority to have a house on our own land can only heed her advice on other aspects of working from home and adopting a fresh attitude to household chores but will still have to rely on supermarkets and the industrial food system I read a lot about minimalism and voluntary simplicity This is a very pragmatic memoir lots of practical advise and a little philosophical perspective Good for a back read on the topic One fo the new little Penguin series that are like extended essays than full blown books Rhonda Hetzel left her stress filled job in mining and hit semi retirement on the ueensland Sunshine Coast hinterland where she her husband Hanno now lie The Simple Life growing their food being thrifty and shunning the materialistic 21st century values The book emphasises the value of homemaking as a career choice rather than a daily drudge to be avoided and I read it through twice savour her heartfelt message A short personal account of one woman s lifeThis book is a short personal *savour heartfelt message A short personal account of one woman s lifeThis book is a short personal of one woman s change to living a simple organic and family focused life It didn t really tell me anything other than perhaps her motivation for making the changes I also found it very repetitive but its such a short book some people might enjoy taking a few minutes to read about another person s life style choice. The story of her journey and the lessons she has learned along the way Rhonda relates why she wanted to change her lifestyle what simple living means to her and offers guidance to those thinking about taking the same pa. ,
Making happenedIt has made me think a little differently about homemaking how it is a benefit to the family I look forward to reading Rhonda s other books which I currently have on hold at the library This is a great book about transitioning to a simpler life from the perspective of someone who s actually doing it not living in a city apartment hypothesising about itContent and writing style is excellent however it s let down by it s short length at only 56 pagesFelt like there should be as if this were the warm up to something then was a little disappointed to turn the page and find it s the end I guess I was hoping for a little with this one I am familiar with Rhonda s blog but I don t feel I ve learnt anything Motivational Yes But I wanted to hear gardening stories frustrations when the chooks scratched out the new plantings etc Great ways to cook with home grown tomatoesSeems I need to read Down to Earth instead Wanted informationThis book got me fired up to get back to what I envision for myself on my own scale She talks about making soap but never says *how Simple life is just a cheerleading paper about getting back to basics and living off the land If that s *Simple life is just a cheerleading paper about getting back to basics and living off the land If that s ou re looking for then it s a great read if not then I say skip it This slim book inspires and motivates one to adopt a non consumerist lifestyle by tending to home and hearth Rather than getting bogged down in technical details of how to be independent by growing our own food or mending clothes the author tells her own journey from a typical wage earner with no time. Working out how to achieve her goal learning traditional skills reducing her spending and environmental impact and focusing on the simple things that make life worth living family friends and a home cooked mealThis is. A wonderful little read I took this one off of my girlfriend s To Read pile and was pleasantly surprised at Rhonda Hetzel s homemaker s guide to sustainable simple living It is a lifestyle that has seemed to have gathered significant followers in recent ears and one that I too would one day like to subscribe in a larger way especially in terms of opting out of the capitalist consumerist mindset and focus on local resilence but Hetzel gives a much appreciated pat on the back for those of us who are still taking the baby steps in our *youth towards the ultimate goal Though I would definitely love to explore these *towards the ultimate goal Though I would definitely love to explore these over
homemaking ideas and perhaps have seen some recipes I enjoyed thisideas perhaps have seen some recipes I thoroughly enjoyed this From discovering the importance of choosing a comfortable mattress to instilling a genuine interest in making my own soap there is much to learn and take note on here it is a gorgeous read This little book is an uplifting read especially as I am about to do exactly what this book is about Rhonda has both inspired me and helped confirmed that I have made the right decision to move towards a simpler life I look forward to reading her other book 45 stars I feel like there should be a little to this book than there is This book is a little bit inspiring but I was left wanting I should have realised by the number of pages that it probably wouldn t have enough details to give me what I wanted I wanted specific details like the recipe for her homemade bread how she cut down on using chemicals and what she uses instead how the shift into home. Rhonda Hetzel feels passionately that living simply leads to a richer fulfilling existence Having made the decision to live frugally embrace sustainability and opt out of the capitalist consumerist mindset she set about.