Everyday is an Adventure. Embrace it

Posts tagged ‘Country Living’

More Arrowhead Finds

These were all found in East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, or Indiana. (Indiana finds are all Nick’s.)

I love this new hobby πŸ™‚ I have tried other forms of “getaways” and stress relievers over the years like Hiking (which I still love), DIY projects, reading, girls’ night out, etc. But, for a mom that is always in demand, this has been one of the most relaxing hobbies I’ve ever tried my hand at. The best part? Most of these fields are so remote, I have no cell phone reception πŸ™‚Β  It’s like a magical gift from the daily grind of a never ending string of phone calls, messages, and social media bleeps going off.

This will be my last post about arrow head hunting until late fall this year. Sadly, farmers are planting their crops now or will be very very soon. Arrowhead field hunting is coming to a close for the season 😦

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I will stop with the pictures for now πŸ˜‰

A stroll in early Fall

What do you see?

image

I see rebirth, a never ending promise of renewal.

image

God provides for all.

image
image
image
Thank you Lord for the path you put me on!
image
image

County girl in the City

County girl in the City

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a country girl born & bred. Where I live in east Tennessee, our city life isn’t exactly “big city”, but there are so many differences in county (country) life & city life. Although, I’d listed #102 on my bucket list, I never really thought I’d accomplich it. Yet, here I found myself living away from the swamp. #102 was: move away from the swamp.

Living in the county, I wouldn’t be woken up after midnight to the sound of sirens nightly. Actually, I very rarely ever heard sirens in the suburbs. Tonight though, I am awake listening to the sounds of sirens. A neighboring home or apartment has had an emergency again after midnight…again. I pray for the people, hoping all will be well…again.

This episode does make me draw a few comparisons. In the city, we are no more than 5 minutes from many national retail stores, businesses, local rescue services, and big name eateries. In the county, we have these things as well, but they are mostly mom & pop owned & operated eateries or fast food, and the emergency services are located in the city about 20-30 minutes away. So, everyone knows if you need serious help quick, Joe Bob can drive like Earnhart…call him instead! Why else do you think NASCAR is so popular in the south? To get to the hospitals we drive 100 MPH around the base of a mountain, making only left hand turns πŸ˜‰

image

There are several luxuries to city life though. Instead of loading the car with trash once a week and driving it off to the local dump, we get to carry our trash to the curb! How cool is that?? In the county, if we put our trash outside on the curb, 20 wild dogs would rip into the bags, no one would pick it up, & the neighbors would call the beautification board on us!

In the city the parks are small, quaint, clean and hidden. In the county, the parks are littered with trash, large, and right off a main
road.

In the county, everyone has a septic tank & neighbors pull up a chair to watch someone dig up their yard to have it pumped when the toilet stops flushing. It’s neighborhood entertainment & occassionally, someone pitches in a helping hand to dig. In the city, toilets flush with no issue!! Everyone has sewer. It’s a fascinating thing that uses gravity and suction to grab ones mounds of toilet paper and shoot it into the underground abyss of the unknown!

Then there are garbage disposals. In the city, there’s no dog in the back yard to eat dinner scraps. (Dogs are like people, they live inside.) After dinner, the scraps are raked from plates into the sink. A langollier type monster that lives in the drain pipe chews all the left over stuff and burps when it’s done! If we had garbage disposals in the country, could you imagine all the starving K9s?

Another difference is the yard. A yard in the country can take anywhere between an hour & all day to mow. Country yards are much larger & hilly. One can easily entertain the neighborhood by attempting to push mow the side of a mountain sideways or by dangling vicariously from a riding mower while holding on for dear life shouting “I Will Win!”. In the city, the yards are so small & level they can be easily trimmed by using an electrical appliance in as little as 5-25 minutes! Where’s the entertainment in that?

There are many more differences, but I’ll have to tell y’all bout ’em later. The sirens have stopped now & I may be able to go back to sleep.

Night πŸ™‚

Posted from WordPress for Android

Tag Cloud

Thoughts in Life

'WHAT I THINK I SAY'

my thoughts

One and only thing in your life is actully yours...is your "THOUGHTS"..nd thats calls"my thoughts"

AMERICA ON COFFEE

Americans' daily coffee ritual.....

Random Thoughts

An irregular arrangements of thoughts in my journey towards self exploration

Salvador Amauri

Documentando uma nova vida

bhavika24

I do not TRUST, I BELIEVE. πŸ˜„

simplisticInsights

Simple made easy! psychology love feeling emotion thought behaviour success strategy

Roland Millward

Blogger about many things!

2 Weeks to Health

Encourage, Educate, Exercise

sairajkrishna

Because, every moment of life is a story worth living and sharing!! 😊

Brandon J. Adams

For millennials seeking the abundant life of Jesus

Mrinalini Raj

I LEAVE YOUR ROAD TO WALK ON MY GRASS.

the enagmatic girl

about a mysterious girl.....❀❀

Mithai Mumblezz

Thinks and again mumbles!!

cries from an unkempt garden

Plucked from the decomposing garden; unveiled allegories by Lisa Ralph.

Might be, I'm Wrong

I express here what I face in my daily life, what I see around me, what I think and what I feel i.e. EXPERIENCE of LIFE.

Sassy-pen

sassy penπŸ–‹

blacqbook

Daily Series

walking on a country road

Glimpses of life in rural West Tennessee

Shell's stories, truths, & poetry

Declarations from the illimitable imagination.

%d bloggers like this: