This list was originally published as “15 Ordinary Things that Amuse City People*” in the June 2007 edition of Harrowsmith Country Life. The asterisk led to a footnote: “and that country dwellers should never take for granted.”
Matt’s aunt–a fellow magazine and book hoarder–passed the magazine on to me last weekend.
As I typed them out, I realized there are actually 16 things–I counted twice just to make sure.
It also occurred to me that today, as we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada, these are pretty good things to be thankful for.
Living on our farm is one of the most meaningful experiences of my life, and I’m grateful everyday that I am able to see, appreciate and enjoy these and so many other things:
- Fresh air
- Home-grown veggies
- Deer and fawn
- Cattle chewing their cuds
- Sunrise over the cornfield
- Church suppers
- An apple fresh off the tree
- Homemade maple syrup
- Babbling brooks
- Inhaling after a summer storm
- Starry starry nights
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians.
Those are all wonderful wonderful things to be thankful for. I wonder if city-dwellers really know what they are missing.
It’s hard to explain country living until you experience it for yourself.
I’m a city dweller and I think those things sound wonderful. Truly things to be thankful for!