...and survive off of the land, just like Kirsten, Kaya, and Felicity did. I want to live in the mountains, where I can breathe in non-polluted air and drink the water directly from the stream. I may keep the electricity, running water, and central air system, but I am all for going back and enjoying the simplicity of life. Of course, planning my diet around the seasonal foods might not be exactly "simple", but I would love to experience what life was like without all of our modern conveniences, even if it was only for a year or a season.
Since I've discovered them, the American Girl Pastimes Cookbooks were the most frequently rented books that I loaned from the library. Most of the time, I was only taking them out to look at the pictures and to read the historical references and facts. I'm determined to go through each of these cookbooks and to actually try the recipes now. In my logic, even if I cannot live in a wooded cabin in the mountains somewhere, I can cook the same food that these girls would have eaten, which is one step closer to fulfilling my fantasy.