So, imagine the surprise and delight Matt and I shared when we realized this summer that one of our favorite bands, Railroad Earth, had written a song about the Nearings and the "good life" they built together.
You can listen to it here.
Pursuing ideals with grace and style and they're making ends meet with their huggle belly guile."
Finding peace in their hearts and faith in their toil."
For more on the Nearings and their legacy you might check out:
The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
The Scott and Helen Nearing Papers from The Walden Woods Center
The Good Life Center
Living the Good Life with Helen and Scott Nearing from the Mother Earth News
Living the Good Life with Helen and Scott Nearing from Bullfrog Films