Follow along as we share our experiences as a family who said:
"Goodbye City...Hello Country!"
Join us in our adventures of Country Life in beautiful Grey County, Ontario.
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We're a family who said: "Goodbye City... Hello Country!"
Follow along as we embark upon a new adventure - Country Life. Read about our experiences (good and bad) as we transition from big-city life and endeavour to live our Dream Life in the Country.
Like a lot of city folk, we grew more disenchanted with crowded, busy, fast-paced, big-city life. We had felt drawn to Country Life for years, having dreamt of wide open spaces, fresh air, and no people.
They say, 'Strike when the iron is hot'...so we did. We sold our home in the city and bought the farm!
They also say, 'Make hay while the sun shines'...which is something we're going to have to learn, along with a bunch of other things we don't yet know about!
OUR DREAM OF COUNTRY LIFE
A quiet, safe place to raise our kids. That's the dream of Country Life.
We like people, but not that much. We wanted to be as close to the middle of nowhere as you can and still have access to the 'amenities' of a (very) small town.
We want to grow our own food, hunt, and fish. We want space for our dogs and horses to roam.
We want to live like our grandparents did: simple and self-sufficient.
We also want a good wifi connection.
OUR REALITY OF COUNTRY LIFE
The wifi's a bit spotty, but the rest is pretty much as we'd planned.
We live in a century home on an old organic hobby farm, outside a town with one stop light.
There are deer and rabbit tracks all over our property and we have a pond stocked with trout.
Our children and animals are healthy, happy, safe, and free to roam.
We live in God's Country!
Mama & Papa Country
Big Brother & The Little Guy (Our Boys)
Dyson & Molly (Our Dogs)
Reign, Cedar, Tobi, Bronson & King (Our Horses)
Gordon, Yvonne & Surprise Baby Digsby (Our Goats)
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Stay connected and read our weekly digests, monthly magazine & podcast shows. You can also check out our First 90 Days blog to see what it was like for us when we first left the City and moved to the Country.
And lastly, we know we're not the only ones who've said: "Goodby City...Hello Country!"
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