I realize I am a bit behind the times. The PBS series Frontier House was aired a few years ago. But last night my family and I watched the first DVD of the series for the first time. I rented it for us to watch.
This series takes 3 families and sets them on their homestead land with only the ability to live with what people would have had in the late 1800Ã‚â€™s. No modern anything. They are given a bit of training (which was very interesting to watch!), and some supplies and then must go and live for 5 months in the
I have had so many thoughts going through my head on this. Not just about the show and the interaction between the families (which has been interesting to watch) but on life at that time. One of the things that interested me was the list of supplies that those in the 1800Ã‚â€™s would have carried along with them. It was such a simple basic list! I thought it would be fun to see what my own list would look like.
If I only had so much room to pack up my home what would be the basics I would need to function? I look at this as a simple life exercise! I live in a 2000 sq. ft. home with a basement, and believe me; we have taken full advantage of this space! ~smile~. Well my list will take some thought on my part. Sounds like a good exercise for the whole family actually.
Also we discussed with the kids what if we were to live for a month without electricity? What would have to go and how would our life change? Could we handle that? I have always wondered about living life Ã‚â€œoff the gridÃ‚â€. I have known of people who do this, but they usually have alternate energy sources.
So far the series has given us lots of things to discuss and a little entertainment as we watch these people live this out. I have concluded that they added the
My only dislike so far of the series has been the frank talk of a couples intimate side of life and the effects of this experience on it.. not very family appropriate in my mind! But I have a remote and a FF button that handles that situation well; a nice benefit of seeing this on DVD. It leaves me shaking my head, once again, to see where our world is at (that this would be something we all want or need to know!).
Later this evening we will finish up the series and then maybe move onto Colonial House next!