... You want to move to the country?
Throughout the years as I listened to others who also shared my dream of country living, I came to realize the romanticism of a rural lifestyle has been so exaggerated that most of my former urban neighbors would surely fail, and fail miserably, if that opportunity ever materialized. Since I am one of those former urban dwellers whose dream came true, I've decided to share some plain, and sometimes hard, truths about country living with all who continue to find themselves chasing after a dream that I actually caught.
So, between now and the beginning of our insanely busy spring and summer seasons, based upon my personal experiences, I will post some, hopefully, helpful hints and tips for all those who continue to dream of a country lifestyle. At the end of my "Country Life" series I am sure some of you will be more driven to reach for your dream, while others may choose to re-evaluate that dream. Regardless of which, I hope my honest insight, trials and errors will solidify the realities of rural living and assist you in setting realistic goals for you and your family's specific situation.
I invite you to pour yourself a cup of hot tea, coffee or cocoa and join me.