My wife and I moved out to a small hobby farm, while I do miss somethings about city life there are some advantages to living in the country.
City people have no idea what they are missing. In the past my wife and I kept a few free range hens for eggs, but this year we got a Cochin hen and rooster and they raised 9 chicks. These are a breed often kept as pets, and watching them grow is entertaining.
So... whether you want hens for eggs, or chickens for pets, this is a great reason for rural living - although I understand some cities are now allowing for hens as pets too!
Most modern cities are not welcoming of a donkey in the back yard. I guess not, their bray is very loud. Donkeys are also amazing animals that most people do not have opportunity to get to know. They are as personable as a dog... a really, really big dog!
No traffic noises here, although it did take a while getting use to the coyotes howling some nights. Actually the donkey usually tells them to be quiet. The days are peaceful, and we don't have to listen to neighborhood kids sceaming, couples fighting, late night parties, or lawnmowers at 7am.. unless of course it is us!
Amazing. If you ever get a chance to get out of the city and look up to the stars you willbe amazed at what you can see. I have seen so many more stars than I ever saw when I lived in the city. It is beautiful.
I do not believe in having a football field for a yard. Those kinds of country homes are a waste of space. I love having room for a garden, fruit trees, and a natural forested area. Growing more is not just about the plants I can grow, it is also about a spirituality I find when living among more growing things.
Country life is not for everyone. I like the privacy but sometimes miss the busy city life too.
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