Tuesday, January 24, 2012

She's country.

We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known. - Carson McCullers

Believe it or not (and sometimes I can't believe it myself) I have recently become infatuated with moving to a farm or larger piece of land with a crazy old house to work on. I'm not sure where it came from; could be because we went to a neighboring town's Walmart and it was one of the few left that didn't have a super food center, but still had more than enough and the people were so nice and it was the only time I haven't wanted to kill someone while shopping there. It reminded us of what life could should be like. Could be that we're getting a hunting dog and would like to start breeding a few years from now and certainly couldn't do it successfully at the house we're in now. Could be that we're watching the Outdoor Channel all the time (I even watch it by myself). Could be that we're getting older and wiser and less tolerant of stupid people and just want to get out to the country (I completely understand why my dad always said all he needed was a couple hundred acres). Could be that both of our parents are that way and it's finally kicking in. Or it could just be a phase and next week, I'll want to live in a big city again. I do not know.
All I know is that lately I want nothing more than to raise chickens and have fresh eggs, grow a huge garden, sunflowers, roses and hydrangeas everywhere for our own food and fresh cut flowers all over the house, raise puppies, have a sheep, and maybe some elk (boyfriends request). I want to sit out on a front porch with the boyfriend at the end of the day and watch the sun go down. I want to leave our windows open, letting the fresh air and sunshine in, all the time. I want to garden and cook and get back to the simple life. That's all. 
Of course, none of this is going to happen, anytime soon anyways. But a girl can dream. And that's about all I do lately. Even though we're in a beautiful house and it keeps getting better with all the work we're doing, I'm just about ready for our next project and phase of our life. Who knows where and when. But we're already dreaming up big plans. It's so nice to have options, and things to look forward to. Not that we don't enjoy the life we live now; it's also wonderful and we're so blessed. And we still have big plans for the house we're currently in. But the boyfriend and I are always thinking ahead and planning for what's next for us.
I have about a billion pictures of this new life. Sometimes I think it would be easier just to make a Tumblr and spare y'all the dialogue. But I've come so far with this blog so I'll stick with it for now.
Here are some pictures of a barn I'd love to be on the property. It's one of many things on my checklist. Oy.

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2 comments:

  1. how humbling to be part of an inspiration where the dreams see no boundries. thank you. and the "eat ice cream for daily happiness"...well, that's just good common sense. wink.

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  2. i copied down that same quote the other day! and i completely agree mom about the ice cream (:

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