Thursday, February 2, 2012

Define Rural

Sure, when we chose to move here, we thought that we were going to live the simple life.  Although within miles of the hustle and bustle of a few cities, the pastoral surroundings had us convince that, once again, we'd struck it rich and would be able to call home rural.

Yes, I know when the grass had begun to pop up through the straw in the fall and I got excited...really excited...because I envisioned our countrified life as beginning anew.  However, right now the yard is a mess!  It snowed a few times and the temperature dropped for a few days down to 7 and 9 so the ground froze.  Then it, like so many other places, thawed and we got rain.  Meanwhile, the entire time we have Copper.  Ah, yes.  Copper the ever energetic bonehead who refuses to do much of anything other than play. 






So what once looked like this bucolic, rural scene of peace and tranquility, has now become this...a huge mud pit with dog divots virtually everywhere!






Tell me.  If you have a yard that accumulates water in a certain spot and think you saw a fish, does that qualify as
 rural?

Oh, one more thing.  I'm thinking about setting up a lawn chair with a fishing pole here.  What do you think?






Linking up with Rural Thursday today...hope to see you there!





17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! yes, i'd say your yard qualifies as rural. you have livestock (albeit canine variety), pond, woods. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

JP, whenever we have heavy downpours, our backyard looks like a series of giant mud puddles too, but we have never seen any fish!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Looks like a great place to throw in a few goldfish.

Jan n Jer said...

Yep...mud n water do qualify rural! I see some geese too!

Chatty Crone said...

Looks rural to me! sandie

Jill said...

Yup! You're rural! :)

Margaret said...

Wow. Hard to imagine it will one day be green and beautiful again. :)

MarmePurl said...

It't all just a state of mind anyway!
I Enjoyed jumping around your blog a bit.

Charade said...

I wish I had a spot like yours. When we figured out where the rains were making a new channel through our yard, I started stockpiling rocks. And now I'm moving up the list for the services of the best heavy equipment guy in the area to dig it deeper and make me a wet-weather creek, which I'll face with all those rocks.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Welcome to the country life. I have a creek that actuallly gets over my road sometimes. That's okay, I don't have to hear police and fire sirens all night.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ha ha! Tell Joe to go catch some dinner ;-)

Thanks for the offer of the freezer loan. We'll see how much I can clear out and how much space 1/8th of a cow takes up! I appreciate it :-)

Beth said...

hopped over thanks to "rural journal" ... i think rural ... rules!! i prefer it. (:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think "rural" definitely applies here, JP. Thank you for linking up, dear! :

Ann said...

yep, I would call that rural.

Lou Belcher said...

Yes, beautiful. Love seeing your surroundings.

Lou

EG Wow said...

Looks rural to me!

Rose said...

I think if you sit up a chair with a fishing pole, I will come bring mine and join you!

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