Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Living in the Country!

We have had a dream for many years.... of living in the country. The Lord didn't allow it until just a few months ago. What a blessing to be here and to be putting in our gardens, blueberry bushes and more. In this post, I am simply sharing some of the beauty of country scenes that we enjoy.

Living in the country has been a time of discovery for us... discovering our own woodland area... it is small, but new to us. Also as spring is finally here, we are seeing what is growing wild on our land... like gooseberry bushes (we have never had those, so we will be learning), may apples (another new thing) and more. 

The purple fields are not ours, but they are so beautiful to see. 

 We have tire swings now.   :) 

 Sunsets, early mist or fog, early morning shadows, old barns, new barns, animals, birds, fields.... I love taking pictures of all of them!   :)

If you have read my blogs for any length of time, you know that I LOVE to take pictures. It is fun to have so many new scenes to see and enjoy!

 We do have a small barn - actually it is a shed built to look like a barn, but it's great for pictures as well as storage.

 This guy was on our property... about 30 feet from the house when we saw him. He left quickly, but I was glad to get a couple of pictures of him.

 The bird songs are amazing and we are hearing more of them now that spring is finally here.

 We have finches, mockingbirds, blue birds and more. They are beautiful.

We aren't nearly as excited about the large numbers of blue jays (19 on the front yard one morning!), black birds and starlings.  We accept the good...and the frustrating though. :)

 The farmland is beautiful (and smelly in the spring, but that is part of country living!) .

 Another photo of our large buck....

 We have 2 1/2 acres which is 10 times the land we had in the city. We are loving it.... and staying very busy!  We are already using this property a lot and look forward to what we can do with it.

 There have been many unexpected expenses since we moved .....frozen pipes and flooded driveway in the deep cold, very high electric bills for heating in this very cold winter, and more.... so we are really hoping to save some money with harvesting our own fruits and vegetables. There is a lot of work involved and we are tired, but it is exciting too.

 I liked how this photo turned out even though it isn't a usual photo. I am enjoying snapping many pictures and experimenting.

 Peach blossoms, apple tree and the beds for our blueberry bushes. This picture shows a few that are planted and my husband is trying to get 6 in the ground each evening after work. I would love to take you on a tour of our whole property... and I'm sure I will over the next few months.  :)  

We had many gardens in the city and I brought many plants to our "new" home..... sadly, we lost almost all of them as we didn't realize the garage freezes things and so I lost my starts to my herbs, flowers and more. There were no real garden beds at this house... just a decorative one in the front that had some grasses and shrubs, so we are really starting fresh. We have put in a garden plot that is rather unusual, but I think it will work for us... no pictures of that yet, but they will be coming in a future post. You know how much I blog about gardening!!!!   :) 

Anyway, it is so good to be back... thank you for joining me today and I look forward to reading your comments. Have a great week!


  1. I'm so happy for you and your family to be living your dream on a farm now! Such beautiful pictures of it! God bless you and guide you in how to make the most of it all. Enjoy this wonderful blessing!! ♥️

    1. Thank you! We are loving it... and enjoying the farms in the area. We are putting in lots of fruit trees and bushes and gardens. No animals, at least not yet! It's sure keeping us busy! Thank you for visiting. :)

  2. Congratulations on your move.
    I really HOPE that you don't feel the need to chastise your neighbours about the "smells" of the country... We once had a neighbour that threw a right fit about horse apples dropped on a gravel road in the middle of nowhere; it was a very unpleasant conversation somewhere along the lines of 'your birdfeeder is attracting birds I don't like so you should take it down'.

    1. Nope, we don't complain about it, just recognize that it is one of those things about living in the country... along w/ the rooster calls, mooing, coyote chorus, Asian beetles in the house, etc. We are seeing lots of wonderful things about living in the country and are willing to pay the price of the other things. We really do love living in the country. Thank you for visiting. :)

  3. Such a lovely place to be blessed to live! I love the pictures you take, it captures the joy of the country!

    1. Thank you! We rejoice over what God has blessed us with here in the country. We all had supper on the deck last night and it was so beautiful and peaceful. We had spent time in the garden and planting more blueberries yesterday, so it was nice to sit and look out over our work while we ate. Thank you for visiting. :)

  4. It's been awhile since I've been over to ready your blog and to find out you've moved to the countryside was a nice surprise. It's amazing, isn't it? We've also moved further out and we're loving life. So many sweet perks and nearby farm fields are the best ever. Loved your photos and hope your summer is going great. Congrats!

    Carole, Garden Up Green