Going Back to the X Century

Going Back to the X Century

One day of a guy whose name is Pavel (24) who decided to live without modern utilities and communications, in the old Russian style. With such a purpose he went to a remote place in Sergiev Posad, Russia.

Going Back to the X Century

Awakening in a cold house at 7:30.

Going Back to the X Century

Coal, flax-seed oil and a candle make a fire miracle.

Going Back to the X Century

Instead of warm socks…

Going Back to the X Century

Such a calendar-diary will help with time orientation.

Going Back to the X Century

It’s the 111th day Sergey has been here.

Going Back to the X Century

It’s as cold in here as outside.

Going Back to the X Century

He needs to wam up.

Going Back to the X Century

There will be a lot of smoke in the house – old Russian stove didn’t have chimneys.

Going Back to the X Century

Luckily, none of the hens have suffered from a fox-visitor this night.

Going Back to the X Century

Morning milking.

Going Back to the X Century

Now Sergey has to split some logs.

Going Back to the X Century

And bring some water home.

Going Back to the X Century

It is already warm inside but too smoky.

Going Back to the X Century

Sergey adds some berries and honey to the boiling water to make compote.

Going Back to the X Century

Drinking and singing – the morning is good enough.

Going Back to the X Century

9:00.

It is becoming light outside so he has to start the more important work.

Going Back to the X Century

Checking the hens and sorting them out – layers are separated from the others who will be susequently killed and eaten.

Going Back to the X Century

Layers have softer stomachs, their sacrums are wider.

Going Back to the X Century

This one will become food very soon.

Going Back to the X Century

Making hay-forks.

Going Back to the X Century

Cleaning in the shed is to be done 1-2 times a week.

Going Back to the X Century

Bringing hay to the shed.

Going Back to the X Century

Layers need a lot of hay.

Going Back to the X Century

Normally chickens lay 4-6 eggs daily.

Going Back to the X Century

11:00. Sergey takes the spruce benches outside and the goats start eagerly eating them.

Going Back to the X Century

The way to the forest.

Going Back to the X Century

Splitting logs again.

Going Back to the X Century

Sergey needs warm water, his feet are cold – it is too bad to fall ill in the XX century!

Going Back to the X Century

1:30 p.m. The animals want to get something tasty.

Going Back to the X Century

He is going to cook some pottage and takes onions, dried mushrooms..

Going Back to the X Century

A couple of eggs and cereals. The dinner is ready in 20-30 minutes. After eating it is time to come back to the doomed chicken.

Going Back to the X Century

Every man should eat meat to be healthy and strong.

Going Back to the X Century

However there is no much meat here…

Going Back to the X Century

Moss will help to make the house warmer.

Going Back to the X Century

It will be used to block the cracks in the walls.

Going Back to the X Century

This process is long and hard.

Going Back to the X Century

Milking the goat again, this time it gives only 100 ml.

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Now Sergey deserves to eat.

Going Back to the X Century

The cooked food seems to be very tasty.

Going Back to the X Century

Now he needs to wash his clothes.

Going Back to the X Century

Going Back to the X Century

Ordinary hot water may bring a lot of pleasure…

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Going Back to the X Century

Going Back to the X Century

Already at 6:30 it becomes rather dark so he may prepare for sleeping and put his warm clothes off.

Going Back to the X Century

Going Back to the X Century

Anti-cold measures.

Going Back to the X Century

The animals are going to sleep too.

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Sergey sleeps on the fur.

Another day is over. He says that his thoughts, world view and values have been changing, more than ever in this place he reflects upon perishable nature, meaningless life…

Going Back to the X Century

But soon his eyelids become too heavy and he falls asleep.

via odin-moy-den

4 thoughts on “Going Back to the X Century”

  1. I think in a lot of ways, we (humans) should back track and go back to living simpler ways. I lived in the forest for a few years and it was very rewarding. It would be really good to get back to being more self sufficent. when ever you rely upon a system for fuel, water and food, you become enslaved to it. At the moment here in Australia we are watching the price of everything go up and up, and pay and employment getting less and less. I started planting a large garden again this year, so at least i can have fresh veges and herbs rather than have to pay for them at the shops (if they are even available.)

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