I love living in the country. I spent my childhood on a farm and even though it was hard work I wouldn’t change the memories for the world. I suppose the saying is true, “You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.” I guess that’s why I moved back to the farm when I grew up and married.
Reason #1: You can grow your own food. I like to plant vegetables and flowers then watch them grow. It allows me to preserve some of my own food and I can decorate my house with fresh-cut flowers if I want.
Reason #2: There are no street lights. It is so dark you can see the stars. When you look up it feels like you can see the whole universe from your back yard.
Reason #3: You can go for a walk in the woods. It’s a great stress reliever plus you get exercise. Who knows you might see a deer, a turkey, or a squirrel or two.
Reason #4: I love the sounds of nature. You can listen to the birds singing, the frogs croaking, and the crickets chirping. Nature has its own soundtrack.
Reason #5: The homes are farther apart. You feel like you have more privacy. Even if you can see your neighbor house it isn’t as close as it would be in the city. You have room to breathe.
Reason #6: You know your neighbors. You may even know their parents and grandparents. When something bad happens your neighbors are the first ones there to lend a helping hand.
I feel like country life is more pleasant and peaceful. I realize that everyone will not agree with me, but that’s OK. Everyone has their own preference. There are people who love city life as much as I love country life. Which do you prefer?