Thursday, April 26, 2007

THURSDAY THIRTEEN

THIRTEEN WAYS I KNOW I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY

1. I can usually tell you the price of propane
2. I know how many miles it is to all of the three nearest Wal-marts.
3. When I hear sirens, I wonder where they’re going, because chances are they’re going after someone I know.
4. I have to feed my dog inside, because neighbors' dogs would eat her food if I put it outside.
5. The cats on this place live in the barn.
6. I can rank, on the basis of foulness, different kinds of poop: horse-poop is the least foul, hog do-do is the worst (although dog- and chicken- crap are close runners-up).
7. It doesn’t bother me to squat and potty outside, or inside an outbuilding (although I try to make sure nobody’s around first).
8. I can identify smells that city people can’t: freshly-mowed alfalfa, billy goats, silage, sweet feed, and as mentioned in #6, all sorts of manure.
9. I can look at a cow and tell you whether it’s beef or dairy, and often, what breed it is.
10. I own Carhart coveralls and rubber knee boots (chore-boots), and wear them when needed.
11. When we pass the cemetery and I see a new grave, I wonder if it's anybody I know.
12. When it rains, there are mud-tracks in our entry-hallway.
13. I don’t have to pick up my dog’s doo-doo.

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8 comments:

BarnGoddess said...

#2 I can relate to! We have at least a 20 minute drive to the nearest small (not supersized) WM...the rest are over 30 minutes away.

#10 ya gotta have the gear to survive the elements when doing chores, ewwwwwwww

country living is best, isnt it?

I would go crazy if I had to live in town, I bet you'd do the same!

toni said...

LOL! I remember #2 so well. I was pretty good with #6 too (whether I liked it or not).
Blessings,
~Toni~

Terra said...

LOL, great TT... I am to much of a wuss for most of it, but I remember it well! LOL

MissMeliss said...

My time in the country was all of a week on my husband's parents' farm - it cemented my declaration that I am a city girl.

BUT, I have great respect for people who are NOT city-dwellers.

And this list is brilliant.

Midlife Mom said...

I can relate to most of them even though I am only 10 minutes from a Wal*Mart! The cats do live inside here, they sleep with us, keeping us warm in the winter! lol! No dogs loose here though, leash laws as we are still in the city limits. I should be riding right now but I have been out cleaning the barn getting ready for the boys to come home. My yard man is pulling all the planks out of the stalls and cleaning them and putting them back plus cleaning all the yuck that goes down between them. GAG! Where we have fairly close neighbors we have to go to all sorts of measures to keep the smell at bay. Part of half living in the country and the other half in a subdivision.

Stephanie said...

The was my first time, so I wasn't sure what to do for a theme. Maybe next week I'll give it a try.

Living in the country sounds like fun (and smelly!) haha

Amy said...

I feel so sorry for you..
Ranking poop..

damozel said...

Wow, I never knew that poop had degrees of foulness. I remember my first henhouse, though.