cutting wood with a chainsaw

I've been reading Wendell Berry's The Art of the Commonplace, recommended by a friend. Interesting so far. I liked this passage, defending his wife's work at home:

Another decent possibility that my critics implicitly deny is that of work as a gift. ...what appears to infuriate them is their supposition that [my wife] works for nothing. They assume—and this is the orthodox assumption of the industrial economy—that the only help worth giving is not given at all, but sold. Love, friendship, neighborliness, compassion, duty—what are they? We are realists. We will be most happy to receive your check.
I think I'll mostly agree with his social critiques, and probably learn a few disappointing realities that I'd rather not have known about, but that give me a clearer picture of our society. I'm pretty sure, though, that I won't agree with his alternative, though, which seems to be agrarianism. Going back to the land, living like simple farmers. (Though it seems I'm halfway there already!) Much like with the political anarchists I read years ago, I agree with their criticisms, but their solution doesn't seem good enough. Nowhere near Jesus' answer, anyway.

For example, even though Berry has simplified his life very intentionally and with much success, he has to admit:
I am, however, still in bondage to the automobile industry and the energy companies, which have nothing to recommend them except our dependence on them. I still fly on airplanes, which have nothing to recommend them but speed; they are inconvenient, uncomfortable, undependable, ugly, stinky, and scary. I still cut wood with a chainsaw, which has nothing to recommend it but speed, and has all the faults of an airplane, except it does not fly.

...I am not an optimist; I am afraid that I won't live long enough to escape my bondage to the machines.
How can any answer be sufficient if it still leaves us in bondage?

Jesus' answer seems to be focused on faith, dependence on God. Which I think doesn't necessarily require cutting ourselves off from energy companies or tossing our chainsaws (they can fly!). But it could relieve our bondage to them. I think Berry's bondage in this case is mostly in his head, but in any case I think anything that's truly a gift cannot be a source of bondage. And in the life of faith, everything we need comes as a gift from God.

He's right about chainsaws being scary, though.