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What is country life really like???
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Rachel    Posted 11-03-2003 at 13:49:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi! I'm doing a research paper for my English class on the difference between city life and country life. Anyone's input/ opinion's would be of great help!! Thanks a lot!

deadcarp    Posted 11-04-2003 at 07:18:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
it's the difference between processing and heating you house with a tree, and not seeing the ones you walk past. most city people are looking sraight ahead even when they're walking and that takes them a tiny bit further away from their source, the earth. country people stop and chuckle at little things, that brings them closer to nature. next time you pass any dirt, stop and pull a weed. smell the dirt around the roots, examine the thing, try to understand how it got there and how it sustained itself. then once you have it pretty well figured out, think about its life-cycle - (after all, you killed it.)

even if we buy everything in stores, things have to die for others to live. if you have a hamburger, you're partly responsible for killing a steer. if you eat an egg, there will be one less chicken. nature's reproductive plan has been interfered with to carry out another plan.
but even as these things go, they too are nature's plan. if you want a diploma, a job, a car or a steady boyfriend all we can do is help nature along to suit our own priorities. we're just another kind of critter. :)

bulldinkie    Posted 11-04-2003 at 04:35:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Life in the country is LIFE...I have lived in country most of my 48 years would NEVER move back in town.The air is fresher,The things you seein country Most of it you dont see in town.You have noise .I would never give it up....

tick    Posted 11-03-2003 at 17:07:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ever see that show called green acres? Thats what its like around here!

Indydirtfarmer    Posted 11-03-2003 at 16:39:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There is no comparison. I have lived most of my life, out in the "boonies". For the last couple years, my wife an I have kept a home "in town" becouse of our jobs. It's just too far to drive every day. We still have our farm(s), and when I retire in 4 years, I'll never willingly spend another night in the city.
With the windows open, all we hear is sirens, car horns, motorcycles, and people walking through the yard, talking. We have nieghbors that work on cars all night. It's not a very "relaxing" atmosphere.
When we are at the farm, you can hear crickets, bullfrogs, and the wind blowing through the tree's. The air is fresher, and the sky is clearer, and more "blue". The people are friendlier.(Most of the time) We have to lock ourselves in the house at night, in the city. We don't even CLOSE the doors at night out in the country.
I was raised in the country, and I raised my kids in the country. Now it's time to raise the grandkids. They'll have the memories that you just can't get in town.
You learn to be "self sufficiant", and you learn to entertain yourself with the wonders of nature.
If you think I'm a little "one sided", your wrong. I'm a LOT one sided. I wouldn't trade my "country up-bringing" for all the money in the world. I have a type of "wealth" that you can't take to the bank. It's a billion dollars worth of "peace of mind".
I don't know if I answered your question or not. I hope I did. The only way to really "answer" it, would be to spend a few days outside the lights of the big city. I hope you get the chance sometime. God bless, and good luck with your report, John

Ron,Ar    Posted 11-03-2003 at 17:21:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
My two little nephews lived in Memphis Tn once and came to visit us. I will never forget one of them saying " uncle Ron, the sirens there never stop".

Jailkeeper    Posted 11-03-2003 at 15:07:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

Like Sven said, it's very quiet. The kids can play outside and I don't have to worry about some weirdo trying to kidnap them. We hardly ever hear sirens, but when we do, it sends a sense of fear through us, because we know one of our neighbors (friends) is sick or hurt.

We can enjoy the smell of nature anytime we step outside. In spring the flowers and grasses are coming alive, summer is the sweet smell of corn growing in the fields and hay being baled. Fall brings the dusty aroma of crops being harvested and you can smell the dryness of the leaves as they begin falling off the trees. Winter carries a faint smell of wood smoke from the neighbors chimney.

There is no way to describe all the sights, sounds and smells, it's just too wonderful. I took the picture when I read your post, it's a view from my front yard.

cowgirlj    Posted 11-03-2003 at 15:00:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you live in the City, or the Country?

If you just kind of hang around here a bit, you will read all kinds of posts about the country life. If you are from the city, you can make comparisons and judge for yourself.

For most of us, I think you will find, it is more peaceful, quieter and less stressful. Also, in the country there are a lot of simple joys in everyday life.
Seeing your first baby animal being born.
Putting in a spring of hard work in the garden, then being able to enjoy fresh home grown vegetables and fruit, no chemicals or preservatives added.
Seeing the flowers you planted last year peeking through the soil after a long winter, then watching them mature and turn into beautiful scented blossoms.
Hanging your laundry outside in the wind to dry - there is no fabric sheet that can compare with the fresh smell!
Having the previlage of being able to watch nature, and wildlife up close.
Being able to drink water from the tap that doesn't taste or smell like chlorine.
Giving a helping hand to your neighbours whenever needed and recieving such help in return.
Knowing your neighbours and families that live around you on a personal basis.
These are just a few of the country life pleasures that I treasure.

Good luck with your paper.

toolman    Posted 11-03-2003 at 16:00:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey cj you make it sure sound good think,i can get a little bit of country like that,i just laid out in the snow with the wind howling knuckles all cut up fixing a tractor all day, but i feel better now after reading your views of country livin .thanks you have restored my faith in myself for choosing this day this place,this time, ta fix the darn tractor, next year i,ll wait till nov. to fix it also lol.thanks

cowgirlj    Posted 11-03-2003 at 19:14:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL. Well, what did ya' expect when you bury the dern thing while digging a hole to China? You didn't really think you wouldn't have to have it ready for snow plowin' did ya'?
I'm not sure if I should say you're welcome or not.
Fix yourself a nice hot cup of cocoa and sit by the fire. You'll feel better in no time.

toolman    Posted 11-03-2003 at 19:26:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just got in (sure cold out there now im warmin up before in head into the tourists trap for some jugs of gas maybe i,ll have the old girl allready for tomorrow, the HOLE is the only thing here that doesn,t have snow cover, must be true what they say about he!! ,deeper ya go the hotter it gets lol.

sven    Posted 11-03-2003 at 14:23:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
For one thing, it is very quiet out here. Also, very little traffic. We live on the top of a ridge, so we get unobstructed views of both the sunrise, and gorgeous sunsets. We get to enjoy watching the deer at play, just the other day there was a doe and her fawn almost in our front yard. Another thing I like, I can walk out my backdoor any time I want, and know that no one is watching.

Michele    Posted 11-03-2003 at 15:27:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've always wondered if the awe people feel when they see a vast stretch of land framed by mountains is similar to the awe people feel when they get their first glimpse of a beautiful cityscape.

Cities seem huge, but they actually are made up of small communities who are peopled by folks who genuinely enjoy the presence of other people. In the country, on the other hand, we prefer the isolation, although that same aloneness makes us cherish our friends whom we may see once a week or less at a church service or a dance or at the store.

I like the country for its quiet. I stayed the night at a mill B&B over the weekend and have to say the rushing water sound would drive me nuts after awhile. Give me the quiet song of wind in the treetops and birds talking to each other.

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