Country Living Series

Monday, October 24, 2016

At last, someone described me!

A reader sent this. Dead-on accurate:

16 comments:

  1. I worked hard all my life to get a big house, fast car[s] and lots of money. I just wanted them out in the woods to get away from those kinds of people.---ken

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  2. ME TOO!!!!! Maybe not with as much snow....BRR..
    Love from NC

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  3. My son is a trim carpenter on high end homes in north Dallas. He took me to one several years ago that was selling for something like 1.2 million dollars. He took me up to the second story and had me lean out a window and touch the house next door. I remember thinking "you could have purchased 80 acres and a really nice smaller home for that" Seemed like a real waist of money to me!

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  4. Amen ... amen... AMEN !
    Looked at various rural areas in various states, but it appears that is an idyllic dream of mine.

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  5. My husband used to build cabinets for multi-million dollar houses. He would describe in detail the fabulous kitchens while I drooled with envy. Then he'd let drop that he'd met the owner and asked the wife about how she liked her new kitchen. MOST! said something to the effect that she didn't like to or didn't know how to cook and it was all just for show. I finally had to tell hubby to stop telling me about these kitchens while I was making do with one of the most awkwardly designed kitchens ever. I love to cook and at them time was homeschooling our five children and putting three meals a day on the table. Women who didn't even like to or want to cook DID NOT deserve those kitchens. Rant over! I still would love a big house simply to accommodate our large and growing family, but can I have it outside of town where it is quiet and we'd have plenty of land for future grandchildren to roam and play on?

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  6. ME TOO - (ish)
    I want a moderate house with a shop. Far away from "those" people who, coincidently, don't want you to have a shop, work on your house/car/boat/aircraft or raise your own food. Oh, and chickens? Never!
    Yep I want to be far from those folks.
    Let me be in my home, let me burn wood for heat (can't do that in these parts anymore) and let me work in my shop - on whatever I choose to work on.

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  7. That's us, too! And we're really feeling it now. Hubs and I are in DC on a temporary (8 mos) job and we're really missing our quiet Montana home. It's amazing how different the lifestyles and standards are. Talk about fish out of water! Can't wait to get home!

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  8. True that Patrice!. Nice lead picture today, the beasties look happy.

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  9. Amen! I'm not in the city but nowhere near enough out in the sticks for my liking. Getting out of California is a goal of mine.

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  10. If somehow suburbanites could be translated into a they-can't-come-back alternate universe.... It's not urbanites who are the problem. Innovation and art are city phenomena. But it's the death-in-life of suburbia and all the petit-rural suburban-hearts that is/are so culturally and spiritually appalling. And I agree with Rob. A neighbour reported me to our common landlord -- for a compost pile. It happens to be illegal to put organic waste into the garbage/landfill where I live, but of course the law is not enforced. A child of trendy parents was blown away when I showed her a ready-to-harvest plant. -- note: complaints about the garden, too -- "It's a *bean*! she said, astonished. Yes, Virginia, beans don't materialize in bags in the frozen food aisle.

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  11. I want to live in this house!!!!
    Sue

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  12. this is my wife and i way of life for the last 12 years, don't miss the rat race at all, we are 90% self sustaining and could be 100% just waiting for whatever happens, then will activate the last 10% for off grid,

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  13. Amen.

    A quote on our fridge:

    "Happiness is not created by wealth and luxury, but by simplicity, moderation, a pure heart and a peaceful disposition."
    —Frederick J. Miller
    Montana Guy

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  14. Great picture and so much truth to the caption. What neat place to be snowbound.
    One observation, cabin must be well insulated, big fire and still 3 feet of snow on the roof. Could sure get some seat time on the tractor mounted snowblower with that much snow.

    By the way, looks like you did well on the hay purchase.

    Keep dry, rain headed your way.

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