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GRAMMIEOFTWO Posts: 4,690
2/26/17 9:01 A

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I have the best of both worlds. I have a friend that lives in the country and I can visit her once in awhile. I love seeing the farms and the animals and the slower pace of life.

The only thing that wouldn't be good for me if I lived in the country is I would be further away from my grandchildren.

I have lived in the country before and at first I love it then I got lonely and missed the hustle and bustle of a more heavily populated area.

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1/3/17 7:01 P

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I have a trek just to get my mail & pull my trash bin up!!! Ok in the warmer months but hell when it snows..

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2/22/13 3:07 A

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I agree with you, our petrol prices have gone up over the past week, incredible.

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2/21/13 3:33 P

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Pros for me are blue skies, clean water, room to grow my own groceries and nice neighbors. Cons are the cost of gasoline! It takes a bit over a gallon of gas for me to get to town and back.

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2/20/13 2:10 P

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KELTIC-CARA: Sorry for not answering sooner, about green buildings. I believe that technology will take some time to develop and evolve. As humans we are great at thinking progressively, but implementing those ideas we’re a bit slow. *LOL* However I wonder why we need to build MORE buildings when old ones sit empty… just a thought on my part too.

So glad you’re back online. Fortunately, our rural area got Frontier, so enjoy fast connections and upload/download speeds.


SEALGIRL13: I grew up near Baltimore Maryland, and then lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. I fell in love with rural living after moving to Ogallala, Nebraska for my DD’s education. Then married a native Nebraskan who shares my love of growing things.



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2/19/13 3:00 P

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One of the cons; waiting to see the guy who looks after our computers. Because we are on 'limited' download we need to purchase a disc for Norton's and download at the computer place. Anyway all is well and I'm back on line.

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2/10/13 7:29 P

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I lived in town when I went to college and also the first 2 years I taught. Other than that, the remainder of my 47 years have been in the country. I am just so thankful I can live in the country....city, town, or even village life is not for me.........

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2/10/13 3:11 P

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Interesting article. While I was reading it, I was wondering if architects might start putting up green buildings, or at least green for the first 2 floors, just a thought

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2/10/13 2:06 P

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I believe that suburb/city or rural/country living is dictated by one’s personality, and then influenced by environmental upbringing which is then nurtured by what a person wants from life. Raised a city kid then moved to the country was not only a great decision financially but health wise as well. Most of my family and friends HATE the country - *shrugging* - makes for a quiet lifestyle too. *LOL*

This article advocates country living as healthier thus making some minor waves in the blogo-sphere: www.naturalnews.com/032877_co
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2/10/13 12:20 P

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I agree with the longer, but really shorter, commute. I can get to town in 15 minutes of scenic driving with little traffic and little stress and as long as I have my 4-wheel drive, in any weather. From one end of town to the other can be disaster in bad weather, stressful, noisy...
Plus, if I had to I could even ride my bike and be fairly safe. emoticon

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2/10/13 7:07 A

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I do have to drive half an hour to work - but it's straight there, no stops, in the city it might be closer but actually take longer to get there, lol. Thanks for all the ideas, I wouldn't give up my garden & chickens yet, but maybe one day as I age, a flat in town and more social life could be good. On the other hand, this small community has a lot of social groups going on as many tiny towns do.

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2/10/13 3:42 A

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Yes you are right about that; that would have been heart breaking for you at the time. It has been very dry around here for many months now. We do need rain.

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2/9/13 6:19 P

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The country is mostly pluses.The minus is in emergency it takes too long for the law,fire department or ambulance to arrive.A person lives longer because of less noise and cleaner air and home grown food anbd chicken and eggs that are raised naturally.I have first hand experience with emergencies as our farmette burned to the ground 50 years ago emoticon .

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2/9/13 1:59 P

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There are pros and cons in any place a person lives, it all depends if you are happy with the pros and cons in your place of living. Yes I am.

Peace and quiet are great, no one looking over your fence, no street lights - just the stars, freedom to move around, walking on dirt roads. Yes we do have to drive to places like doctors and hospitals and shopping etc. But for me it is not that often and it is a straight drive. We lived in the suburbs and to get anyway that was even close it was stop, start, stop, start due to traffic lights and traffic and slowing down around school areas.

Of course things maybe different when I'm old and grey as they say.




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2/9/13 12:35 P

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Cons....driving too far for necessities, driving too far for work.....driving too far in general!
Pros....peace, quiet, space, slower pace.

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2/9/13 8:35 A

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I have lots of thoughts about this. Living in the country gives us lots of choices that city dwellers don't have. Like growing and raising our own food. But many people don't do that and just go to the next grocery store. There may be only one within reach and it may be very limited and probably not the healthiest. There is a lot of air pollution in the city but there can be a lot of air pollution from farming in the country as well. It depends where you live.
Generally speaking water is cleaner in rural areas, but if it is not sources of pollution are often not found for a while in rural areas. Most people who are on a well only test once a year. City water in big cities is tested daily.
Access to hospitals is helpful in emergencies and could make a statistical difference. Few physicians want to be in the country because there is little money to be made. So people may have fewer choices.
I like living in the country within an hour of a larger city or university town.
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How do you think living in the country helps or hinders your health? I read statistics that people who live in urban areas have better health???? I think living in the city is bad for people! I think these stats must be based on access to hospitals or something. I love being able to go for a walk surrounded by greenery, trees, the river and natural scenery not roads and houses and cars and lights. Living in the country means I have a big garden and can do lots of yard work. It keeps me in touch with the weather and changing seasons. It makes it harder to get take away junk food. I think I could be/would be less healthy if I didnt live in the country.

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