Yesterday was along day spent on the road with appointments in a nearby by city that’s an hours drive from our homestead.
This is always a love/hate relationship for me. I love living in the quiet country in the middle of no-where-ville but hate the long days spent driving to the city where most everything is located.
Many rurally based homesteaders find that in order to see a specialist or have a variety of shopping they must drive some distance. And if I am driving that distance that day inevitably becomes a day of errands appointments and visitations.
So know this issue may be pertinent to you ahead of time before you make a commitment to this kind of rural lifestyle.
Yesterday I had an early appointment followed by lunch with an old friend. We went to a lovely restaurant and sat outside on the patio by a small lake. The food was tasty and the companionship was wonderful. That lunch date was certainly the highlight of my day.
I’m on the left and my friend Jan is on my right hand side.
After a quick stop for gas and shopping at a health food store, I went to visit another old friend in her 90’s who now lives in assisted living. She wanted to take me to lunch but I had already eaten so we compromised on going out for dessert. While I certainly did not need a piece of too rich, peanut butter pie I knew that this was a read treat for her and something she was looking forward to so I readily agreed.
By the time got home it was late and by the time my goods were unpacked and put away I was one tired camper and ready for bed.
I was happy and glad to be home again in the breezy, cooler countryside!
Small House homesteader, Donna