Tuesday, 18 March 2014
ten things i love about living in the country
My internet connection has been truly awful the last few days. Snails-pace slow. The National Broadband Network doesn't seem to be making it to our neck of the woods any time soon. Lucky country living has lots of other things going for it!
So I thought it would be fun (and a good distraction) to make a little list, of just 10 things that I love about living in the country.
1. You can see the stars. After living in the city for so long, I was beginning to forget what they looked like. They're really incredibly amazing and put on the best light show almost every night. It never gets old.
2. The view of our pretty green hills.
3. You always wave to your neighbours when you drive down the road. It would be rude not to.
4. Farmers tend to have piles of old stuff around their properties. Some of that stuff is ridiculously awesome (and rusted).
5. The noise from my "neighbours" comes from cows mooing, crickets chirping, frogs croaking and cicadas ringing.
6. The prettiest afternoon walks ever.
7. Small town community events. Market days, festivals and fairs where they still have three legged races and jumping castles for the kids.
8. Big sheds. For storing all my preserving gear and gardening stuff.
9. Elderly neighbours who drive 30kms an hour down the road. No one gets cross at them for it or honks them. Instead they wave or pull over for a chat.
10. Servos that still fill your car up with petrol for you, while you wait in the car. Yes really!