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Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Daily life in the city fits my nature best. Yet I romance some days in the country. No noise of traffic, traffic jams,or air pollution. Simple life like sleeping, eating, and having talks with people close to you.
Daily chores  and activities are not so hectic when there are not so many deadlines!

Picking wild grapes off the vine (pic of Jacob Stoker)

starting a small front garden with flowers and herbs, 

play with the puppy

take care of chickens

Night life in the country is playing a board game or eating a bowl of ice cream:).The adage of "Dad always wins" changed into daughter winning this time! 
The mom never plays because of her preoccupation of painting, knitting, or taking pics.


Reader Wil said...

Hi Jeannette! You must have a very pleasant life in the country! Your elephant painting is very impressive!

Twain12 said...

looks like a lovely place

VioletSky said...

This is exactly how I am feeling at the moment, after visiting friends who live outside a small (but lively) village yesterday! It would drive me insane after a short time, but it is very bucolic and dreamy.

Nora said...

You do romanticize life in the country. Animals that are dependent on you have all sorts of deadlines. You can't feed and milk them whenever you think of it. It's much tougher and more boring than you think. And who wants to play boardgames anyway? There are such more exciting things to do. Give me life in the city any time.

Jacob said...

I Jeannette! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on our blog. This post brings back lots of good memories for me, too. My grandmother had a farm in northern Minnesota which we visited often when I was a kid; my uncle had a farm where I spent my 13th summer working; and I also worked on other farms over the years.

It was hard work, though. Especially in a colder climate. And farmers never got a day off. There were always chores that needed to be done or repairs that needed to be made.

Still, in many ways it was a good life next to the soil.

jeannette said...

Reader Wil,
My daughter happens to rent a little house on the land of a farm, so we get the benefit of that:)
Thank you Wil! When you click on the elephant painting pic, it will bring you to Jose's blog -he's an incredible photographer who travels the world (some amazing pics of Mongolia, Africa, etc.)

It was a lovely place...for a week!

The dreamy part I like -somehow ones senses come to rest! But I do know that the statistics say that percentage of depression is higher on the country side than in the city.

So I couldn't win you over huh? But I admit it's true, I would never last as a farmer!:)

You're welcome!
My friends of my early childhood lived on farms, and that's why I can romanticize this life -what is more fun for a child to play with animals and only do the "fun" chores...but that changes when one gets older!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Give me life in the country every time.

crochet lady said...

It's only the country life for me.

EG Wow said...

I'm a country girl for sure, so I'm glad you enjoyed your time away from the city for a little while. :)

Annie said...

Chickens are so fun and humorous to watch. I totally identify with your preoccupations. We are twinning except I crochet.

jeannette said...

I knew you would feel about it that way - I love it when people really enjoy whatever they're doing!

What I said to Weaver, I'm not a 100% sure you feel you've found your nitch in the country? Wonder if you for your jewelry projects would do better off in the city (or at least bigger town or suburb? -What do you think?)

As far as I know you from your comments, you would be happy anywhere! Is it true?

the chickens are the pets of the landowner on which the house of my daughter stands. The one farm animal that impresses me most is the horse (also because I paint).
Glad to get to know you via Sepia!

Pam said...

My hubby and I love to take rides through the countryside, its always so peaceful. I miss the northern countryside, its just not the same in the south.

jeannette said...

I've only been in Tampa, Pensacola and New Orleans, so I don't know what I'm missing:).
The Northern part of California I find also more beautiful (for sure less people!!.) It's much more raw nature and mountainous than the South, which looks more like Mexico.