Life in the country--I just flat-out love it. Having just enjoyed a leisurely walk around our place in "the woods," I can't think of another place I'd rather be on this earth. Oh sure, it's steamy, but it is an August afternoon in North Carolina - it's supposed to be steamy! For those of you city dwellers, try to find a chunk of time one afternoon and visit a rural area. There are plenty of long, rambling roads just waiting for you. But do us (and yourselves) a favor--turn off your canned, man-made music and surround yourself with God's songs. Notice how the sun peeks through towering trees and plays on lush ferns while cicadas and birds serenade you. Watch dragonflies, butterflies and even grasshoppers put on an air show like no other. Yes, grasshoppers. We grow 'em BIG in the country and they have a killer vertical jump and impressive hang time. Makes our cat crazy!
If you do come to the country, be sure to slow down a bit. You'll want to take your time to enjoy the natural world around you, but we'd appreciate it if you'd keep an eye out for wild turkeys, peacocks, an occasional escapee bovine, various barn cats and a deer here and there.