What’s really great about rural living is the farm life. Now that the heat wave is relenting a bit (meaning that the temperatures are staying under 100°F), we are starting to take Klara to visit local farms. The one we visited today had a beautiful white pony, donkeys, Guinea fowl, a baby cow, and a bunch of goats. Klara was over the moon about the goats.
There are also beautiful hiking trails on the farm but they are of no use for us with a toddler.
We are planning to go to a farm with llamas next, and then to an apple farm.
I thought I’d hate living in a rural area, but now I totally love it. I’ll have six or seven trips this academic year, and that’s quite enough for me in terms of seeing crowds and hanging out in more populated areas. I actually loved it that there were few people on the farm today. Ten years ago, I really missed big-city crowds. And now I’m all about empty spaces.