Moving here from big city in California to the farm life it such a big difference, is like night and day. I got so used to busy live surround me, car noises, bright lights, a street that never empty and the night that never sleeps, and now, we moved to the place where is so quiet and time seems moves slowly. Although my kids love the place instantly, for me, It takes such a big adjustment to live a country living. At first, the silent and quietness were somehow bothering me, to the point that every little sound makes me think there's a ghost in the house. And the rain, oh the rain, the never-ending rain is hard to get used to it.
But there's also the positive side that I came to love living in this place, the Springtime is beautiful and nothing quite like it, the fresh, clean air, the Sunlight goes between the tree and through the green leaves is so magical. I can sit for the hours just watching the birds fly between trees and the colors the wildflowers in my yard. As for now, I got used to with the quietness, it helps me sleep better at night, and after I checked high and low, there isn't ghost in the house. ( I'm joking...)
Here are some pictures to let you peek a small portion of our life living a country living!
We live in approximately five acres land, where the three acres is untouched and still full of bushes of blackberries and big trees surrounding the property. Once a while you will be spotted a family of dears playing around the land, they usually come up in the summertime looking for water or eat from the apple tree in front of our house. And they didn't seem bothered to see us around. It such a treat and privilege to see them since I never encounter this kind of experience in California.
As for now, our land is blooming with a sea of dandelions, and so the fruit trees adding their majestic flowers and their scent embodied to the air surrounds us making it springtime the most beautiful season there is. My kids and our dog Casey, love to play on the grass, blowing the dandelion while making a wish as much as we can and dancing under the sunset until night comes and time to get inside the house.
In this pictures, is an Apple tree with the full bloom of flowers. Every morning my daughter and I walked down the driveway to go to the street for her to be picked up by school bus. Almost every time we are on the run so we can get there on time, but on the way back I walked by myself, is always my favorite time of the day where I can enjoy the morning Sun, the Birds sighting, the beauty of the flowers and especially the Apple tree blossoms. It make my day little bit brighter.
Besides wild blackberries and Apples, There're many kinds of fruit tree around the yard, Pears, Rainier Cherries, Persimmons and Strawberries in the garden. The tree flowers are in the full blooms right now, and by fall, the fruit will ripen and will be harvest time for us. And just like last year, fall is the time for us to bake and bake all kinds of a pie from the wild Blackberries to my sister's Lana famous (Among the family) Apple Pie.
The pictures below is the beautiful Pear tree blossom and the long driveway to get to the street.
Hello, let me introduce to you to Caramel and Oreo. They are such sweet horses; they love to be groomed, and eat all day. They such a playful horses, this horses favorite treat is Apple, so my daughter like to carry Apples every time she visited them and they always loved to see her since they know they will get their favorite snack.
The chicken and the Guineas birds, originally belong to my sister, she gave some of the chicken to my kids to be their pets. Since we're neighbors and share the backyard, they all love to come and play in our yards. Between both of us, we had quite amount of chicken and eight of Guineas birds but the land also home for Possum and Raccoon. Over the time, the Raccoon got the chicken and the Guineas bird, as for now, is only three Guineas bird left. Sadly, we tried to protect them but their kind of wild and sleeping on the tree at night so, there isn't much we can do to keep them safe from the Raccoon.
The Chicken, on the other hand, we build a beautiful Chicken coop for them. So they always save and cozy at night inside their little house.
Out of all of my favorite things to do in our yard is to have brunch, lunch or dinner with family and friends, and get the table decorated nicely with beautiful flowers. Since we live a little bit far from the downtown and busy road, there isn't much dust in the air; the air is clean, fresh and crisp. I hardly see cars driving around the street close by our place, the road is practically empty most of the day, making it the most peaceful place to live.
And the Sun shine always a good reason for us to bring the festivities outside the home. And since Washington has a perfect Spring and Summertime so this is an excellent opportunity for us to take advantage of the sunny days and stay outside more often. Thankfully, the hottest summer in Washington only get to 80 degrees Fahrenheit is a lot less than scorching hot California.
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