Garden hoses

Discussion in 'Old Hippies' started by Cryptoman, May 11, 2004.

  1. Cryptoman

    Cryptoman Member

    I was taking a shower out in the woods with a long long long garden hose that had been soaking up the warmth of the sun when it hit me. Like a Jeff Foxworthy joke about rednecks...instead this time the joke was on me!
    You know you're a hippie if you shower head has a mist function. Can anyone relate to this or am I crazy. I know that this lifestyle isn't the norm anymore, but is there anyone out there that knows where I'm coming from? If anyone has any other you know you're a hippie when stories please let me know, as they probably do pertain to me...I think it's funny as hell!

    Peace and love
  2. teepi

    teepi living my dream

    Larry and i are definately holding up our end of the freak lifestyle...

    We get some pretty weird looks when people find out our shower is in the greenhouse and we have a compost toilet we built ourselves.

    We also catch our rainwater for our garden and we recycle our graywater.
  3. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

    this ones not really thay good but...

    you know your a hippy when ur sleeping in a flower bed
  4. ForestNymphe

    ForestNymphe Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I remember when the garden hose was the shower. Six of us lived in a rehearsal studio and would take turns out front. We sure got a few strange looks from the passing cars as we navigated the bar of soap beneath the bikini's. ;)
  5. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    --If you have permanent sandal tan lines of your feet.

    --If you shop in the nostalgia store by necessity.

    --If it's Halloween, and people comment on your cool hippie costume,
    but you're not wearing a costume.

    --If you can't figure out why they're playing Dylan on the oldies station.

    --If you have two old pairs of Levi Bell Bottoms, that you still wear

    --If you have a brownie recipe that includes ingredients you can not get at the local A&P

    --If your dwelling is decorated with any of the following: beads hanging from the door, a lava lamp, Fillmore posters.

    --If your home is decorated with homemade art and you don't have kids

    --If you do pottery

    --If you know how to do macramé

    --If you were at Woodstock

    --If you think you may have been at Woodstock, but aren't entirely sure

    --If your favorite Beatle is John

    -- If you have fire drills to practice getting all your Grateful Dead tapes out of the house

    --If you know what bag you're in

    --If you own, or have owned a VW bus painted multiple colors

    --If you really, really wish you had been alive in the 1960s

    --If you believe that "All You Need is Love"

    --If the word "trip" does not make you think of a vacation

    --If you've ever received junk mail addressed to "dear radical"

    --If your children have names like Windsong, Freedom or Peace, Love, or Rainbow Smith

    --If you wish your parents hand named you Peace, Love, or Rainbow Smith

    --If you say "thank you" when someone tries to insult you by calling you a hippie

    --If you wear Birkenstocks

    -- If you make your own sandals

    --If you smell like patchouli

    --If you have sold any hand-made item in the parking lot of a concert

    --If you like Bob Dylan's singing voice

    --If the only cds or records in your collection that were recorded after 1980 were recorded by artists who were most famous in the 60s or 70s

    --If you own any clothing items made of hemp

    This was sent to me in an email a while back, but I don't know who wrote it originally.
  6. Cryptoman

    Cryptoman Member

    I was cleaning out one of our tents today for a friend coming to stay with us...You know you're a hippie if your guesthouse has a zipper...not as good as the garden hose...but still works!
  7. warthog

    warthog Member

    had no runnin water &, when it rained one day ripped clothes off,& went runnin to the eves of her house with a bar of soap ..
  8. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    It's so funny that you said that, PJ, because I just did the same thing a few hours ago. I am all clean now!
    I do not have plumbing at all. I usually go down to the main house to shower, but on a warm day I will use the rain. It makes my hair really soft.
  9. Cryptoman

    Cryptoman Member

    Yeah, I remember taking rain showers as young as 5 or 6. It's great in the summertime, but october / november and you'd rather heat water on the stove and sponge off.

    Fresh tomatos...Dude, you're lucky. I remember when I was but a lad being lowered into the dumpsters behind the grocery stores looking for produce or anything that had expired....Little kids shouldn't know what an expiration date is lol.

    I have to go now it's getting ready to rain.

    Peace, love and happy showering!
  10. 7river

    7river on a distinguished path

    you know your a hippie if your guest house is a vw bus:)

    i found these yellow fan shaped sprayers that fit on a garden hose and have a stake for the ground...stake works good on a bungee cord wraped on a tree...even has a built in valve!...nothing beats breaking out the dr bronners in a thunder storm:)
  11. angelgodiva

    angelgodiva Senior Member

    I use that too--which do you prefer, the peppermint or the almond?
    It's peppermint for me, so tingly!
  12. 7river

    7river on a distinguished path

    i like eucaliptus (sp?) best myself:)
  13. Rev Van

    Rev Van Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Well, I would probably relate if I didn't use my garden hose to tie up my boat.:)

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice