I’ve lived in the country for a better part of my whole life.
My fingernails have been caked with dirt, I’ve worn holes in the knees of my jeans, I’ve tried and failed at so many DIY projects I’ve lost count, a tube of lipstick has lasted for years, and still, my favorite spot at the end of the day is anywhere I can watch the sunset sitting in a field of grass.
I’ve had so many things that I love about being a country girl that this little blog post couldn’t begin to name them all. But, here are my top 8 things that make my heart skip a beat and prove to me every day that I LOVE living and BEING a country girl!
Freshly picked wildflowers are better than a dozen roses any day!
A front porch with a rocking chair is like a vacation to me.
The best farmers market is in my backyard.
My favorite muck boots are a pair of cowboy boots.
My fine china consists of mason jars.
Some of my best friends were hairy and they spit a lot…and I didn’t mind.
A rooster crowing is the best concert I have ever attended.
I could go on forever! How about you…what are a few of your favorite country girl loves?
I love your list! Fresh picked flowers are one of my favourite things, I also love the smell of fresh cut hay. Our family is starting our homesteading journey this summer, and I will be able to list many more things after we get on our land.
It is such a learning experience for me and both of my grandchildren, put a seed in the ground and to watch all the stages,seed,sprout,bloom,produce flowers,fruits,vegetables. So much to learn
What a great list, mine would be, spending over an hour just watching our little piglets play. Such fun, thank and blessings.
We spend hours watching our chickens so I get what you are saying about your piglets!
Thanks Tracy and thank you for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings
This is a great list. 🙂 I am a country girl living with my family on our “homestead wannabe” in the city. Enjoy that country. 🙂
Although I am a country girl at heart, I don’t currently live in the country – somewhere between country and city. Oh how I wish I could be that country girl once again.
Yep! I’m definitely one. Love freshly picked bouquets of wild flowers, the smell of fresh dirt and animals in the fields.
Great post! I grew up in what I like to call “Utter Suburbia” in the middle of the great state of NJ! But I’m a country girl and always have been! I fell in love with horses as soon as I knew what one was. I spent my childhood in the woods, streams and rivers near my home. I never liked blood sucking bugs, but other creepy crawlies have always fascinated me.
Now I live on a farm, surrounded by “Utter Suburbia” in the middle of NJ! But my 16 wooded acres suits me just fine! I have my horses, goats and chickens and a ton of wild life to boot!
What can be said when the Lord gives you everything you’ve ever desired? Thank you Lord! I love you!
I’ve been a city gal most of my life…we now live in addition outside the city limits, have a water well but it’s only 10 minutes to all the stores..lol
Those alpacas are so darling.
My sweet hubby brings me wildflowers quite often during the summer. I love putting them in old blue jars. One of my favorite country things is listening to the night noises and stargazing in our dark skies. Wouldn’t live anywhere else! Visiting from Roses of Inspiration.
You are a girl after my own heart, although I have never permanently lived in the country. I’m definitely NOT a city dweller and I guess you could say that my home is more on the country side, but if I had my way, we’d live out in the sticks! We had a cabin on top of a mountain in VA but had to sell last fall…I am still grieving a bitI love ALL of those things you beautifully illustrated above!!
Oh Tracey! I can so relate! I have been a country girl for as long as I can remember… I have had to live in the town before, but I am so thankful for the little piece of land we now live on! I love the space…the peace…
Right now I am au pairing for a family friend who lives in the heart of the city – what a change for me! I feel a bit like a fish out of water! My heart lies in the country and there it shall remain:)
Thank you for this lovely post today!
Lots of love,
Tracy, I so enjoy your blog. I was always a country girl at heart but now in the flesh. We recently moved to NC and I’m loving it!
Oh, I loved your list! There is sweet joy in stting on the porch during the evening and watching the sun go down 🙂 And Mason jars are definitely a must in the kitchen…especially for using as drinking glasses.
It’s always a joy to have you at Roses of Inspiration, lovely country lady 🙂 Enjoy your week. Hugs!
Lovely country felling…
Your country girl list was perfect. I live in the mountains in a cabin nestled by the creek next to national forest, so no neighbors to speak of.
I’m not real sure I could live in the city or even a neighborhood for that matter.
I guess should God take me there I would survive.
I’m visiting you from my dear Stephanie’s party, so nice to meet you.
I love your list! Thank you for sharing your simple and wonderful ways on the Art of Home-Making Mondays each week! 🙂
The buzz and squeak of a hummingbird, the night song of a whip-poor-will, a firefly show in April that puts the best fireworks display to shame, the bellow of the cows as they make their way to the barn for the evening, a distant train…
Ah, I love this post!! And your hairy pals – and the chickens! Isn’t it a delight to sit on the front porch on a summer (or springtime)evening. I’m with you on the shopping too. 🙂
Hi Tracy! I just wanted to let you know that this beautiful post was the most viewed last week and has been featured at Roses of Inspiration today. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day! Hugs!
Your flowers are so pretty! I’m going to pick me some in the morning! Beautiful pictures..Have a great day
I grew up in a rural area of Massachusetts ~ starting riding a horse when I was 4 & loved nothing better than to sleep in my cousins barn with her horses. The night sounds were like a lullaby. After an 11 year stay in the city (when I got married), hubby & I moved to the country & then moved twice again to finally rest our heads in a log cabin on 8 acres at the end of a dirt road. We have 2 Goldens & a big flock of chickens, a small orchard and several vegetable gardens. I love getting my hands dirty gardening, hauling wood, cleaning the chicken coop & I love baking & cooking from scratch. I know that I’m a true country girl <3
It does not get much better than that!
I agree so much with this. We also ahve 10 of these best friends, they don’t spit at us, unless they are mad at one of the other alpacas. Great site. Glad I found it.
Our alpacas may spit a bit but they still make us laugh everyday and we find so much joy in them being a part of our farm.