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Old 08-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #21
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Even though I spent more than half my life as a city dweller in Washington, DC, my roots and heart are in the country. I love the denseness of all the trees and other vegetation, along with the assorted wildlife that call that area home.

One of my most treasured parts of our way of life is the peacefulness and solitude that blankets us when night falls. And the night sky...ahhhh, what a thing of beauty! Especially when the moon is full. I dearly love the soft blue light the moon washes everything in when it is full.

When I lived in the city, night was never dark. There was always the "glow" of the city lights. As for peace and solitude, that was broken on a regular basis by the Medivac helicopter flying over doing its job.

I much prefer "visiting" the city and, then, "living in the woods with the bears." No bears here, though, just coyotes and a few wildcats.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Now you've got me singing the theme song to Green Acres!

Green acres is the place for me.
Farm livin' is the life for me.
Land spreadin' out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #22
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #23
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We each have OUR favorite place to be. I grew up in the city, loved it, wanted to go to an even bigger city. Then I got moved to a small city and into the country just me my dh, and 2 kids. I hated it but soon found myself sitting outback watching my horse, the phesants, birds of all kinds and my sweet precious babies the hummers, At night you would see a fox, at times a deer,cayotes, and the still of night was so loud you became in love with it. Smells,the quiet, the peacefulnesss was something you looked forward to each morning and waited for it so come on it's quiet feet tiptoeing into your day and bringing you that soft hug you need each day. Big city not for me, the quiet of my farm small as it is. I love life here. It's my way of life and I love it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #24
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Now you've got me singing the theme song to Green Acres!

Green acres is the place for me.
Farm livin' is the life for me.
Land spreadin' out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #26
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We each have OUR favorite place to be. I grew up in the city, loved it, wanted to go to an even bigger city. Then I got moved to a small city and into the country just me my dh, and 2 kids. I hated it but soon found myself sitting outback watching my horse, the phesants, birds of all kinds and my sweet precious babies the hummers, At night you would see a fox, at times a deer,cayotes, and the still of night was so loud you became in love with it. Smells,the quiet, the peacefulnesss was something you looked forward to each morning and waited for it so come on it's quiet feet tiptoeing into your day and bringing you that soft hug you need each day. Big city not for me, the quiet of my farm small as it is. I love life here. It's my way of life and I love it.
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I love the quiet. I love to hear the crickets at night. I love watching the fireflies. I love having chickens. I love having a huge garden. I love life in the country (not so much after a snowstorm and the driveway has to be shoveled/plowed--but that isn't every day--even in the winter). Life is a different pace in the country. BUT there is a huge part of my heart that also loves Lake of the Woods. Sadly, that is a place I go, not a place I can live. It wouldn't be practical. I have to "gear up" to go in the City. I just am so not a city person.
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