Small town Living

Small town Living

by Catherine Lyon
(May, TX)

Myself and Humphrey the cow dog.

Myself and Humphrey the cow dog.

As a friend and I search through our Church freezer counting the number of HotDogs packages available to use for our Trick or Trunk Fall Festival, I am overwhelmed by just how much I love small town life.

Having been a professional educator, living the fast life in a large Texas city, I just realized how much peace, quiet, slowness, and mundane chores can be relaxing and peaceful. I never figured myself a country girl. Yes, my parents owned a small ranch complete with cows, dogs, ducks, hay bailing, and the whole farm mess, but it just never occurred to me that I would or could appreciate that kind of life.

Now I am seeking that kind of life, the one with a milk goat, several chickens, a small herb and veggie garden, and my dogs and cat. Life may be slow, simple, and mundane, but it is also very calming, peaceful, and loving. I love having time for my family, having time to not only go to church, but to also volunteer at church, and participate in small town life. I can now go to community town meetings at the senior center. I can now go to the town/school homecoming festivities, and I can bake cookies, cupcakes, and cakes for the Fall Festival and other small town happenings.

Yes, to look at me I might not seem like a small town girl, but boy I sure do enjoy being one!!

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Mar 13, 2011
by: Elize

Dear Catherine,
I took time out this Sunday afternoon to read up on the latest news from Country farm Lifestyles.

I had to read the contents of the submitted letters. Why I am so attracted to your submissions, well I just do not know why. You have a great lifestyle.

If you are looking for a partner, just give your request in prayer and the right person will come.

I do agree we all need that special person in our life to love, apart from our dear family - it is a great feeling to know that you are being loved and appreciated in return for whom you are. There is no greater gift than "love" on this earth. As I understand, you are giving love, so, whatever we sow we will reap.

May your joy be full, those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Remember, each new morning God gives new gifts to you - gifts of hope and grace and new beginnings.

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