10 Reasons I Love Country Living

I love living in the country.  Although I’ve had many opportunities to move to the big city, it was never an option for me. Most days we take things for granted.We get up in the morning and go about our day without taking notice of the beauty that surrounds us.  

Yesterday, I got a reminder of why I love the country life.  I was weeding the shrubbery beds and heard horses in the back of the property, so I ran around the yard to see what was happening since I don’t own horses. I found cowboys riding through the back of the property.  I ran in the house to grab the camera, which I have learned to leave by the back door and started snapping pictures.  

Not only did they ride through the back of my property, they rode through my neighborhood. It was so refreshing and unexpected.  I’m a lover of horses, so I truly believe they were sent as a reminder to enjoy what I love.  

As the day went on, I thought about why I loved my neighborhood and living the country life. Here are 10 reason I love country living:

  • I know my neighbors, and love knowing that I can always count on them.  
  • I love having enough land where my grandchildren can run freely.  
  • I love stepping out onto my deck and being able to breath in clean, fresh air.
  • I love watching deer, rabbits, and squirrels run and play in my back yard.
  • I love having enough land to grow fresh vegetables and being surrounded by butchers for fresh cuts of meat, farmers for fresh eggs, and orchard growers for fresh fruits. 
  • I love being able to bird watch in my backyard.  
  • I love being able to raise my grandchildren in a safe and friendly environment.
  • I love being able to see trees and beautiful colors in the fall. 
  • I love being able to live in the country, but close enough to a city when I need a change of environment.    
  • I love moments of surprise, cowboys riding through your back property and through your neighborhood.  

Are you a city or country blogger? What do you enjoy about your neighborhood/city?



  1. Love horse riding.  You saw cowboys!!!!  So cool.  We live just outside of Chicago, in horse country but still city folks.  Can't wait to move to the mountains or the oceans, or hopefully BOTH!!!!!

  2. Great post! I would love to live as you describe but I have always related life in the county to life in the snow. There are many things I miss living in southern California but I do love it and above all I love our weather. If I could have a couple hundred acres somewhere warm — that would be the perfect world for me. And as long as we are dreaming there would be another house on that acreage for Amara and her parents! I could never leave any of them far behind.

    • Hi KC, yes we do get plenty of snow here.  At times we get inches, but we are know to get a foot or more. I make the best of it by using those summer veggies for home made vegetable soup, crafts, scrapbooking, reading by the fire and catching up on sleep.  I can't leave out making snowmen, sledding and snow angels. It's actually nice to experience 4 seasons.  I live 5 hours from my grandchildren, so I'm used to not having them readily available for Mawmaw.  I do miss not having them close. That's the one drawback, but they love the country when they visit.