Dirt Road Diary; 12 Country Living Lessons

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One month post our move and 99% of the time I’m still waiting for someone to wake me up from my dream. However, I don’t want you all to think it’s been without a few learning curves – so here is what ‘4 Weeks of Country Living Has Taught Me’

Dirty Road Diary Style; 12 Country Living Lessons

(in no particular order)

  1. Dirt is the new “cool” – my kids have never been dirtier and, I have never cared less. Hahaha, ok maybe I’ve cared a bit. Truth, country living is dirty – clean boots, coats, and clothes are a thing of the past.

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2) Music bee’s lungs work just fine – just ask the neighbors if they heard her when she saw her first Gardner snake in the woods.

3) Bugs, bugs, and more bugs!!! My house is infested with ladybugs and I’ve already killed 15 Mosquitos, a few spiders, and several moth thingies (yes, that’s what they are called)

4) Raccoons can climb really high: and, when you move your bird feeder they might just get mad and poop on your balcony.

5) Rainboots are a necessity. Did I mention it’s dirty? Thanks you Jesus for our mudroom!

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6) Deer are such peaceful animals.

7) Real fireplaces take me back to my childhood. They are just so dreamy and magical.

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8) Chickens are super cool little creatures – and, I might just become the next crazy chicken lady. I love them!




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9) Well water isn’t actually scary at all and surprisingly tastes pretty good. Not to mention it makes your hair super soft (ummm..bonus!)

10) Going to ‘town’ still sounds totally strange to me but, is super fun! 1 grocery store, a few gas stations, a subway, a frozen custard place, a thrift store, and well, of coarse Tractor Supply – what else do you need?

11) And, the number one thing living in the country has taught me in 4 weeks – I hate leaving home!

12) Home is where the heart is –

“I wouldn’t give a nickel to have it paved in gold. Everything I Love is at the end of the dirt road.”

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4 comments

    • Jenny Irvine says:

      Thanks my super sweet TX friend – it still needs a bit of tweaking but, it’s a start and now, I’m not so afraid of wordpress..lol I’m pretty sure I had nightmare about using it. hahaha

  1. Celeste says:

    Wow, you inspire me. I’ve always been so attracted to country living- especially for the kids. I just don’t think I could take the commutes- for me, my kids or my husband. Maybe one day . . .

  2. Brooke Knipp (@ByeComparison) says:

    There is a big part of me that would love living in the country. I think I could really embrace it—I love muddy kids! I grew up being able to explore in the woods all around my house and I miss having so much NATURE to wander around in any day I feel like it. Now we need another update 😉 !

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