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Moving to the Country, Gonna Eat a Lot of Peaches

August 31, 2016

This upcoming weekend is Labor Day weekend!  It also marks the 1 year anniversary of us living in this house.  We moved from a suburban, golf course community with sidewalks and a neighborhood pool, to an old farmhouse on 40 acres of land, and very few neighbors.  Needless to say, it was a little bit of an adjustment, at least for me.  My husband and the boys fit right in, as if they had been living here the whole time.  But, I was rather apprehensive about moving.  It just seemed so secluded.   However, I can honestly say that it has been a blessing!  I find a lot of joy watching my boys run around outside instead of sitting in front of the TV.  They are very good at occupying themselves outdoors…finding every mud puddle possible, looking for bugs, making inventions, riding scooters, swinging, playing with the animals, etc.  We have had our fair share of home improvements to take care of, and we are no where near finished, but that’s part of the fun, right?  My husband was looking forward to mowing the grass because our previous HOA required us to pay for lawn service. However, he quickly realized that this was no small job.  We don’t mow all 40 acres, but he still has an extremely large area to maintain on a weekly basis!  Take a look at this beautiful land.  I mean, THIS is why we moved.  So much room to run!

Before we moved, I would randomly get the song, ‘Peaches’ by the band The Presidents of the United States of America stuck in my head…the chorus says “Moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches”.  And, I still find myself singing it every now and then!  I guess you could say it was kind of my theme song for a while.  We planted a peach tree…so hopefully in a few years, I WILL be eating a lot of peaches!

Niki French

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