i'm really glad for diversity and that plenty of people want to live in cities since that keeps things balanced.
but for me, it's the country life all the way.
darin and i live pretty close to town but eventually we know we want to move to a more rural area. i'd love to have chickens, goats, a donkey, a horse. cats galore and a barn and old rusty farm equipment.
or maybe we would like to run a pear orchard with a little pond and wild turkeys and shaggy sheep.
or we could grow and harvest organic sunflowers, or run a salsa farm like ellen meloy and grow tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
all i know is i have always had a dream of wearing long calico dresses with pinafores, a baby on one hip and kittens in my apron pockets, scattering seeds with sun on my cheeks.
my dad kind of lives on a farm. he lives on the property of my brother in law art's grandparents, if that makes any sense, and they have a bunch of animals and a huge vegetable garden and all kinds of interesting outbuildings and lively growing things and farm equipment.
last sunday pops left church early to take lucy and i to feed the donkey. she is the sweetest thing in all the world and her name is Pumpkin.
i wish you could hear her wild bellowing hee-haws come quavering as she hurries over for her treats.
maybe farms are especially enchanting in the fall when all the land is green and bright after rainfall, the nuts and seeds are falling from the trees, the wood is stacked mile high and the sun falls gently all around. you get a safe and cozy feeling of being tucked away into a perfect corner of the earth to wait out the winter in comfort and plenty.
What about you, are you a city mouse or a country mouse?