17 Comments to “I Love Living in the Country: 10 Reasons Why”

  1. loveisintheair

    Feb 9th, 2009

    i will be living in the country soon :D
    loveisintheair

  2. christy

    Feb 10th, 2009

    well said!! i like running from the house to the garage in my underwear, knowing no-one will see (and i dont even really live in the “country”).

    and about camping in people’s yards, we do that sooo much!!!! at least 4 times per summer. great fun.

  3. Sayantanee from India

    Feb 10th, 2009

    I love your living in the country because…….
    “Everyday when i come to work…. I too get to go to the country”!

  4. J. T. Glover

    Feb 10th, 2009

    Love it! Memes/lists would be so much more meaningful if people included pictures. This is an inspirational post.

  5. warren

    Feb 10th, 2009

    I loved living in the country because you can see the stars…all of them!

  6. Gary Gray

    Feb 11th, 2009

    Hi L-J

    I am thinking that for every one of your ten reasons why you love living in the country I think I can find ten more.

    Living anywhere on P.E.I. is living in the country to my way of thinking. Just walking on the Confederation Trail can bring you face to face with a red fox for instance.

    Climbing trees is awesome but so is walking waist deep in a field of wild flowers and watching the bees buzzing from flower to flower.

    Watching the sun set from the little island in the Brudenell River is such a peaceful experience.

    A beautiful warm summer day in a kayak on the Brudenell River is also awesome.

    Reading a book by a babbling brook on a warm sunny day in June under the shade of a big oak tree with the breeze gently wafting through the leaves.

    June is also a great time to be outdoors just to notice and listen to all of the various birds that migrate through our island home at that time.

    July is the time to soak in the sun on one of the beautiful beaches that surround our Island.

    Don’t forget wild berry picking, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries just to get you started.

    With the berries come the socials. Vanilla ice cream and strawberries or blueberry pie and ice cream just to name two.

    Bar clam digging, quahog picking and island mussels along with Malpeque oysters and lobsters fresh from the fishing boat are all favorite outdoor island
    activities.

    Then a big bonfire on the beach and steaming these seafood favorites over the coals. A feast and a sing song as the sun sets and darkness falls.

    Being in a potato field harvesting potatoes in October. Chasing fireflies with a mason jar on the front lawn in August.

    The smell of new mown hay in June and July. The sight of ripened grain, canola and wheat fields in September.

    The color of potato blossoms in late July and Lupines in late June.

    Cross country skiing on a clear still night in January followed by a ski trail bonfire and steaming hot chocolate.

    Ice pond skating on a late December night with a big bonfire on the ice.

    A corn boil in November with the traditional bonfire and singsong.

    Seems like we islanders do like our food, bonfires and singsongs.

    But truth be known there is a favorite outdoor activity for pretty well any time of the year here on Prince Edward Island.

    Come join us and maybe you could receive an invite to stay in L-J and Cam’s yard. You never know.

    Thanks for your post! You know your love for our island paradise is showing.

    Smiles :o)

    Gary

  7. That’s so funny…so many of your reasons overlap with my reasons for living in the downtown core. :)

  8. RazorFamilyFarms.com

    Feb 11th, 2009

    Could I just say that you are lovely? I know exactly what you mean by loving life in the country but loving that you share that life with someone truly extraordinary is even better.

    What a lovely post! I love the pictures!!!

    Blessings!
    Lacy

  9. Toni

    Feb 12th, 2009

    That was nice! I especially love the pic of you dressed for reno’s complete with swimming goggles. You take great pictures :-) Miss You

  10. Laura-Jane - Whimfield

    Feb 12th, 2009

    Gary that was lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. stationary

    Aug 10th, 2009

    well i live in the country and i really really love it. i can play with all my animals and no one can see me.

  12. Laura-Jane - Whimfield

    Aug 12th, 2009

    Yes, privacy is so nice, Stationary! I like being able to wander around outside in my pyjamas in the morning if I want to. :)

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  14. Stella

    Nov 24th, 2009

    You are singing my song, Laura-Jane.. I love living in the country because I can communicate with Nature / the natural world / and the hear the earth speak dawn to dusk…. When in need the land listens and heals my troubled soul/ and/ makes my world and tomorrows, OK…

  15. Natalie

    Jan 2nd, 2010

    I love these! And I have to laugh, because we both have blog photos of ourselves in respirator masks. Love that country living.

  16. Beau

    Jan 3rd, 2010

    Beautiful post. For all your reasons (and Gary’s too!) I love living in the country… thanks for visiting mine :) Your site and scenery is beautiful… I may just have to visit one day!

  17. Natasha

    May 14th, 2011

    i need 3 reasons why living in country is better than living in cit
    but i cant think of any can u think of any plz
    asap