Stay in a rustic log cabin on an organic farm with a private forest and spectacular views of Mount Hope, Kawkawa Lake and the Cascade Mountains. The price also includes a full hot breakfast for two people with our own farm fresh eggs, home made jam, fresh squeezed orange juice fresh brewed coffee or tea and more. This is a very large room with king size bed. There is lots of room to do yoga and a nice table and chairs to sit and write or read comfortably.
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I have been called eccentric before, I would at least go along with eclectic. Although I have all of the modern conveniences now, I have lived about 11 years of my life without electricity or any of the trappings. I am 66 and I don't think that I have had a television for even 1/4 of my life. I have not had one now for about 6 years. I am not a Luddite though. I program websites, in my spare time, developing php/mysql interfaces. I love to read and I have an extensive library of work from psychology to mythology, philosophy, history, economics and lots of reference material on farming and wilderness survival. By all accounts, I am a fantastic cook and have spent many years in the hospitality and/or grocery industries. I am now homesteading acreage outside of a small town in southwestern BC. I have been clearing and leveling land for 3+ years in order to develop an organic mountain farm. This past year was our first year of selling our produce and, of course, we had a drought, which was somewhat of a disaster but I was able to salvage the garden. I have had 67 young people from 14 countries on 4 continents stay with me over the past year as a part of a volunteer program and our reviews there are awesome. One of my fellows said, though tongue in cheek, "Make no mistake, this place is not normal." although he said there was no place that he would rather have stayed. I think you will probably feel the same way if you come and stay here. :)
Oh, it says to tell you 5 things that I can't live without. Let's see, clean air, good water, healthy fresh food, good books, my wife and cats.
I think probably my favourite novel would be "How Green Is My Valley" by Richard Llewelyn. My favourite poet, Robbie Burns, of course! I think "The Dragons of Eden" by Carl Sagan and "The Dancing Wu Li Masters" by Gary Zukav should be required reading. I guess I'm what you would call a 'history buff' and I consume historical fiction and biographies.
As for movies, I prefer foreign films, "Jean de Florette" and "Manon de la Source" taken as one movie is probably my favourite, if I had to pick one although I love Akira Kurosawa's stuff and Yang Zhimou.
Music, my tastes run from Eminem to Wagner. Hip hop, pop, rock, metal, folk, but opera is the ultimate. Good music is good music, whatever the genre.
My favourite food must be Italian and I make fantastic authentic Italian dishes. I love Mexican food, but a good pork roast with sauerkraut is always welcome to my kitchen table. ;)
My motto is: Don't do anything unless you have to, don't do today what you can put off till tomorrow, and be excellent to yourself.