Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Farm Life

Percy and Priscilla at the watering hole

I'm sure most of you are tired of hearing me say that
I LOVE living in the country.

But I REALLY do.

Corn fields across the road

Looking south. Our nearest neighbor is about 3/4 of a mile away. I think there are 6 farms along this 4 mile stretch. To the north our nearest neighbor is about a half mile away.

I have wanted to live in the country since I was a child.

They bailed the hay on two sides of us.

I did get to live on a farm in British Columbia when I was little
but it was only for a short time.
Then we moved onto an orchard in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia
but again it was only for a short time.

Romeo and the Girls enjoying the barnyard bugs

Priscilla chasing the young chickens from her puddle

I never forgot those wonderful times and always wished that 'one day'
that dream would become a reality.

Now I'm living my dream.

Priscilla complaining to me about the cats being in the barnyard (she doesn't like that!)

Priscilla chasing the cats away from me. She's pretty protective.

Every morning when I get up in my cute little farm cottage and look outside my kitchen window towards the vegetable garden and barnyard

I am so grateful to be living here
The old farmhouse. The screened porch will go on this end of the house.


I love this sign

One of the few potted flowers on the farm. Next year will be better.

Time to come in and make breakfast!

I hope you're living your dream.


Pondside said...

No Maura, I never get tired of hearing about your country life, or how much you like it. I feel the same way. There's so much doom and gloom in the world that it's important to spend time on looking at what makes us happy and what's beautiful. Percy and Priscilla qualify!!!

Manuela@TPOH said...

I don't get tired of hearing about it! Priscilla is so funny! Isn't great how all animals have such personalities if you have the time to get to know them.


Beatnheart said...

Good morning sweet angel....Looks so lovely, peaceful and the love the two of you have and share radiates all over the place....bliss....

Yesterdays post: English Kitchens sometimes have those amazing stoves, AGAS or Rayburns..they burn all the time and heat your water, you can cook on them like crockpots cause they have a slow heat, they are wonderful and super duper expensive...You ought to definitely get a farmhouse sink...splurge on that!! Love Ya Kid, talk soon..c

Rural Revival said...

I am, and I can appreciate how you feel Maura, because I have always wanted to live in the country. Every time I look out at the fields and forests behind our house I'm in awe. I can't believe I live in the country and I hope I never take it for granted!

Hugs ~Andrea~

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

I never tire hearing of your happiness and joy, Maura. It's like a breath of fresh air.
I'm living my dream, though it's a bit different. It was for peace within me, and I can finally say I found it.
I love your posts of hearth and home.♥

Catherine said...

It's nice to live in the country, because when i go to Paris it's a strange place for me sometimes, they don't know anything about plants and cows... they must have a show each year to show them the animals , vegetables and fruits from the country. I like to visit Paris , not to live and ...to drive,everything goes so quickly!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Ladies.. So SO nice to 'see' you! I'm glad you all are living your dreams or at least happy where you are. Percy and Priscilla certainly make life interesting around here...the chickens and dogs and cats too. The donkeys are not here on the farm...they've gone to a farm not too far from here to help train calves for the show ring. They're VERY happy there and have about 40 acres of lush green grass to wander so they're happy where they are. The work they are doing is they are haltered up together by a rope with a calf. The donkeys are much heavier (they're only mini donkeys) and a LOT more stubborn so the calves have NO CHOICE but to follow where they're led. Then when the children start training the calves for 4H they're 'broke to lead'. One of these days we'll head over there and take pictures for you. Thanks for stopping by for a visit...I LOVE your kind comments. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Catherine, I remember what the traffic is like in Paris...everyone leans on their car horns and expects the other person to get over. I was SO glad we were in a bus and didn't have to drive in that LOL! It's hard to believe there are people who don't know about farm animals and flowers and produce but I know it's true. I think it's really good for city children to go on farm tours to see what life is like there and also see where their food comes from. Yes I love Paris too but I sure wouldn't live there. Mind you when I was in my 20's I would have LOVED the city (especially Paris!)...for a while. Thank heavens we grow up and come to our senses! ;) Enjoy the time you have left with your son before he leaves for Washington. Take care my friend....Maura :)

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

love the geese, hope my first two goslings do ok....can you give me any special pointers when it comes to rearing goslings?

Amy Kinser said...

I love that you are living your dream. I love to read of the joy you have in your life. I know I don't know you, but it excites me for you.

God bless you, Amy

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Amy, thank you for being excited for me! This is certaily an adventure for my husband and I...wish we could have met and started this in our 20's. Oh well...we're having fun. We'll see how much fun it is when the two of us are building on the screened porch later this summer LOL! We'll appreciate it when we're done. Have a wonderful evening..and God bless you too.

from my front porch... said...

Hi Maura! Love all of your pictures! I think animals make a house a home! I cannot imagine living somewhere I could not have them. Your yard looks like a daily adventure with all the critters! I am glad you are their "MOM"!
xo, misha

Lynn Richards said...

I think I am living the country life through you!!!! So beautiful and peaceful!

Joycee said...

I love the country too! You have a little piece of Heaven, hope you're having a great day. Thanks so much for coming for a visit to Granny Mountain this morning!

Anonymous said...

I do not live in the country YET, just dreaming of it on a daily basis. So I really appreciate your beautiful pictures, because they remind me of what I have to look forward to some day in the future. Please, post as many as you like. :)


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