It brings me peace at the thought of someday living in a self-sufficient, quiet rural place with enough land for my gardens and animals to flourish.
I want to get up each day being able to enjoy what I love doing; caring for my animals, tending the gardens, harvesting, preserving and canning my food, prepping and stocking for the colder seasons ahead, and even the silly little things like hanging my clothes and linens outdoors, or decorating with dried wildflowers puts a smile on my face :D
I want to look forward to the next day. Simply enjoy sharing the rewards of my country lifestyle with those I love.
I wish to raise my animals as "pets", and let them live out their full lives playing, grazing and being lazy.
I can already see special needs animals coming to my door and the barn :)
I am fortunate enough to have my 6 dogs and 5 chickens in this urban place, but really hope to upgrade one day in the near future.
I want to hear the sounds of frogs, crickets, the birds and the breeze in the trees.
Instead of pushy salespeople knocking on my door I'd have friendly neighbors dropping by with baskets of fresh vegetables from their gardens.
I could go to the Farmers market and buy local goods and crafts.
I'd like to get away from the busy city jungle where I've been feeling trapped most of my life.
Living in the country requires an active lifestyle, something I miss and I have lost in the last years. I hope I won't have to be in this chaotic corporate world much longer.
Ok, I am shamefully typing this at work and must move on with my crazy day...
It's so nice to dream though sigh...one day
- Cecile's Country Garden
- I'm a Canadian now residing in Sunny Arizona since 2002. Although I've been a city girl all of my life, I've always loved the country and the laid back life it offers. My love of the Outdoors, Animals,and Gardening comes from my mom Cecile, who loved her home in the country, but sadly passed away in 2005. I promised her I would grow a garden in her name, And I finally did, five years later. One of my best memories of her is how much she loved her garden. The glow on her face when she would show me something new, always creating a life with things she loved. She loved all animals. She taught me simplicity, to enjoy the small things, and see beauty in everything. Today I find myself doing the same things she did in her garden and in life. This blog was created to keep track of my projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity. I want to share this adventure with those who can appreciate the small things, the trial and errors, the simplicity in it all, but mostly,what my mom knew how to do best,just have FUN! *This blog is dedicated to her*