Some of the key components of our simple life include: The desire to-  Live within our means and not be buried in debt  Grow some of our own food  Learn new skills  Make some of the gifts we give  Make some of the household items we use, like soap and laundry liquid  Keep some chickens  Make our own compost  Cook mainly from scratch  Entertain ourselves with being creative  Appreciate what we have, rather than spending our life chasing after new things  Generate some of our power with solar panels  Generate free hot water from the sun  Collect rainwater in a…