Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! Today I have a special guest visiting. She is Sarah Kate and one of the first bloggy friends I made. I will always be grateful for her warm personality and enthusiasm she has shown towards me and my blog. Go pay her a visit. You will enjoy her. Take it away Sarah Kate!
I’m Sarah Kate. I run a little blog called Nothing But Blue Skies . Over there you’ll find a whole bunch of ramblings, the occasional recipe, and plenty of tales of our adventures on the farm. Most importantly, I try to make the blog a positive place. I know life isn’t perfect, but when you learn to focus on the good, you start to see it everywhere. But don’t worry – I’m not going to get all sappy. You won’t have to cue the Full House music just yet. ;o)
Today I’m going to be sharing with you five unexpected things I’ve learned since moving out to the country a year ago…
1. If you buy a drafty old farmhouse, expect it to sound like the creepiest haunted house ever at just the slightest gust of wind. Also know that this same farmhouse will have faulty electrical and when the wind picks up, the electricity will go out leaving you alone in the dark with scary wind coming through your windows. (When this happens, you’ll find me huddled in my bed with the candles lit and an assorted array of weapons at my side.)
2. There are all kinds of animals hiding in the woods, and the scariest of them come out at night. Just 2-3 coyotes can sound like a pack of 100. It’s enough to make a grown man take off at a full sprint to the house and lock the doors.
3. You will step in some sort of poo at least once a day. In my case, the culprit is normally the chickens. I just don’t understand why they can’t be like cats and go in the same spot every time. Maybe one day I will learn how to train them. In the meantime, I’m rarely ever barefoot outside.
4. There will be no more lazy Saturdays. Every weekend will be filled with some sort of outdoor work to maintain your property. There is always hay to be cut, fences to be mended, wood to be chopped, and on and on. Unexpected bonus: You will be in the best shape of your life. Lazy Saturdays are overrated. :o)
5. This is the kicker, folks. Just because you live in the middle of nowhere and are hidden from view from any possible neighbors, don’t think you can go outside and water your plants in your skivvies. It is inevitable that the FedEx delivery guy will show up at that exact time and catch you in a very awkward situation. Then you’ll be forced to stop ordering stuff online, or face the FedEx guy again. I’m not sure which is worse.
Thanks for reading!! And a big thank you to Vivian for offering me the opportunity to guest post over here at her wonderful blog! I hope you all have a very happy holiday season!!