Thursday, June 13, 2013

city girl vs. country girl

 Here are some pics of my new buns for you to enjoy.

I was just thinking about how much my life has changed in the last 6 years since we have lived in the country. Actually we now live in the place I grew up in but when I was a kid I did not know how lucky I was and I could not wait to move and get into town. Lucky for me I met and married a wonderful man who happened to live in the city of Weirton. Weirton is not a big city like Pittsburgh but it was big enough to make me happy. I worked and worked and worked to stop saying things like crick and warsh and all of that hillbilly lingo and my grammer became exceptional. I could talk as good as any ole city folk out there. I also made sure that every morning I was up and ready with my hair fixed and nice clothes on. If I was going to be outside I was going to look presentable. If I was going to go out I was going to look magnificent! Heck, if I mowed the grass where any of my hundreds of neighbors might see me I was going to have matching, nice looking clothes on and my hair was going to be fixed. If I needed some milk then Wal Mart was only 5 minutes away, this was the life!! But then after awhile I started realizing this was the life alright, it was the life I did not want. After living in town for 12 years we were finally able to move back to where I grew up and let me tell ya things have changed. I have gone back to warshing clothes and I actually hang the outside where the neighbors might see them. Oh my! I get up every morning still but the last thing on my mind is fixing my hair. I grab a ponytail holder and throw it all up out of my face because all I care is getting it out of the way. Instead of trying to look presentable now I put back on the clothes I had on the day before. I know Gross!! But why go out to the barn in clean clothes, the goats will only leave them clean for approximately 0.25 seconds. That is less then a second. Now, if I need milk I have to go out to the local Nellie (she is one of my milk goats), wrestle her into the milk stand because for some reason that is the last thing on her mind, she would rather mosey around eating the nearby brush. Then I spend the next hour feeding, petting and talking to all my friends that are nearby. AKA my chickens, rabbits, goats, dog and 1 cat. They are such good listeners and I realize I am alot less lonely now then I was when I lived in town. By now I usually look and smell like someone from a horror movie and when I catch a glimpse of myself I realize why the guy in the nice sports car that just drove past sped up a little when I waved at him while walking to the mailbox, so I decide I better get cleaned up a little. Even though there is alot more work to my life now there is also so many things that I cherish. I know where my food comes from and that it had a great life until that time that it is needed. I did not realize when I lived in town just how beautiful the night sky is, it is so nice to be able to walk out and look up at all of those stars. The air is cleaner and I do not have frequent headaches from all of the pollution. Best of all I have the satisfaction of being able to walk outside and say this is truly the life.

Many blessings to you all!



  1. So true! country living is where it is at... So peaceful,couldn't imagine ever moving back to the city!

  2. This country living can be wonderful and it can also be inconvenient. Like when you have to drive 15 minutes just to pick up your mail! :) But I wouldn't trade it for city or even small town life. EVER!

  3. I think I would run away if I ever had to move back to the city. lol