I posted a few moths ago “What is a Hippie part one” This is going to be part two. Instead of another general post about what I think hippies are, this is going to be about what kind of hippie I am.
I’m second generation hippie. My parents and uncle Terry were the “original hippies” in my family. You would never know this by looking at them now. But fortunately my uncle loves to tell the stories and pull out the pics on occasion.
I’m not exactly a “fruits and nuts” variety hippie as one of my aunts like to call modern day hippies. I do love fruits and nuts and I am definitely all about saving the planet as best I can being married to a man who works in the energy services field.We have a cabin “in the woods” we are planning on retiring there eventually and it will be as close to “green” as we can get it and still not freeze in the winter. We WANT to be self sustaining eventually.
We hunt. Some people are highly offended by this. A lot of people who are also hippie type are vegan. We NEVER trophy hunt and we are very much against this type of hunting. We don’t hunt very much. Twice a year and some years we harvest nothing. If there isn’t a old or injured deer to harvest and help thin the heard, we don’t take anything. We ALWAYS eat what we take. We don’t buy meat from grocery stores because of the disgusting treatment of industrially raised animals. We are careful and thoughtful of where our food comes from. We only buy free range no antibiotic eggs from people we know. I know that some of you will still have a problem with me. All I can say is we are making efforts. It’s more than I can say for most of Americans.
We are grandparents.
We love them all.
I sew. I love to make pillows for my grandkids and anyone who will take one.
I love to create anything with anything I find lying around.
We ride motorcycles. We just started a couple years ago. We love it. We have made many really great friends while riding. It’s a great way to connect with nature and yourself. I think a lot about life and what’s important to me while I’m on that bike.
I wear many hats and I enjoy them all.
That’s me. Not your typical hippie but my own kind of hippie.
Who are you?