We've been here just over 8 years now.
It's been quite an adjustment from living in a subdivision, and a learning experience for sure.
Here are a few things I have learned living in the country...
Make lists and get everything you need in one trip. Gas is expensive and the road to town is long
Always keep extra food, water, and gas. When the power goes out, it could be out for days. Make sure to start your generator regularly and keep an extra sump pump on hand. Sometimes when it rains, it pours!
It is impossible to do anything outdoors without getting dirty.
Always wear boots while turning the compost pile. Mice CAN climb pant legs!
Country Folk wave at everyone.
There is no such thing as a quick trip to town. Country Folk love to talk!
Country Folk grow their own zucchini and don't want any of yours.
The sweet corn is ready the day the raccoons find it.
Use your water wisely.
There is no such thing as a critter proof garbage can.
Never assume it won't get windy. The wind can blow up out of no where.
There is always SOMETHING to do.
Sometimes a snow shovel just isn't enough.
Nothing tastes as good as home grown.
And the most important thing I've learned?
Don't lose your sense of humor. If you can't laugh at yourself
It's all over!