Rural Life In Central TX from Texasfarm's blog

Its absolutely amazing how with things falling apart, people are all of a sudden discovering that rural life might not be such a bad thing.


We're about 7 miles from the nearest 'c-store' - it has 2 pumps, 2 coolers, 6 types of smokes, 20 types of candy & gum, and coffee.  Population in a 10 mile radius is maybe 500 folks.  The cows outnumber people 20 or 50 to one.


We can see the Milky way EVERY night it isn't cloudy.  And have great sunsets.


If the stores start getting empty, well, we only go once a month and have a bit saved up. And a huge garden.  Might be shooting for the pot (rabbits all over the place) and eating our own cornbread, but it'll be all we can eat, not rationed.


No rent, so less worries.


And, with the internet & TV we still have ringside seats for the big show.


With that in mind, we are still looking for another wife.  Funny thing is that quite a few folks are aware that we practice polygyny; several of the mainstream culture women that had been a bit 'critical' of this have actually mentioned to the wives that their perspectives have changed a bit. A couple have even gone as far as to ask questions that would make me think that they might even want to be courted....


I suspect that in the coming weeks, with unemployment rising, debts accumulating, and urban unrest increasing, our little oasis of quiet may seem like paradise in comparison!


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Synergy
Apr 6
Unfortunately, it takes something like this for many people to slow down enough to see what really matters to them.

Even in good times, a rural homestead offers more daily pleasures than the hustle and bustle of a city, but when that hustle and bustle suddenly stops it takes on a different perspective for people that may have scoffed at your choices a few months ago.

Hopefully everyone will remember what has been learned when this passes, and maybe a healthier path will be chosen by many.
Unfortunately, it takes something like this for many people to slow down enough to see what really matters to them.

Even in good times, a rural homestead offers more daily pleasures tha...See more
juliag
Apr 11
Well said, 'Synergy'. We like having space and fresh air around us. Though we don't own a farm, we have a family member who does. Prior to Corona, we would often spend time visiting Daniel sister's truffle farm with our 3 dogs. Nothing beats looking at the excited expressions of our Lagotto Romagnolo, Toy Poodle and Miniature Poodle when we bail them up on the back of the trailer when it's time to head to the country where they get to hang out with their 3 other canine buddies. They then become an adventurous pack of 6.Well said, 'Synergy'. We like having space and fresh air around us. Though we don't own a farm, we have a family member who does. Prior to Corona, we would often spend time visiting Daniel sister's tr...See more
Texasfarm
Apr 21
Our pack consists of two danes, two aussie heelers, a shitzhu mix, and a couple of pit mixes. the seven of them can be quite a force of nature... especially when the donkeys are in an area they don't want them in....
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