Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ten on the Tenth - April 10, 2010

Ten on the Tenth
April 10, 2010

Ten great reasons to live in the woods.

  1. The trees. They are beautiful all year. Even when they are bare in the Winter there is beauty to be seen.
  2. The smell after a Spring rain. The earth is so fresh and clean then you just know that God has washed the land just for you.
  3. The wild flowers that bloom. We have forget-me-nots, and trilliums that grow quite near the house, like feet outside my door. Farther into the woods we have Lady Slippers, the pink and yellow varieties. We also have violets, roses, and Jack-in-the-pulpits that grow. It is a painters pallet for my eyes the variety of color.
  4. Speaking of color, I can not forget the colors of the autumn. With Spring springing up all over it would be easy to forget this beautious season. The falling leaves of fall smell and look equally wonderful.
  5. I can't leave out the wildlife. Although I would just as soon forget the skunk that gave us a direct hit a few weeks back. We have an abundance of squirrel, chipmunks, and deer. Our deer are very trusting. Not too long ago I was able to hand feed them. The variety of birds we get to the feeders is astounding also. However, I have never seen a Cardinal.
  6. You can go for a nice long walk and never leave home. Our property is 1/4 mile deep. By the time I have walked from front to back I am ready to be home in my comfy chair. There is no such thing as an easy walk in the woods. There is always something that has to be avoided or walked around. So the 1/4 mile is more like 3/4 of a mile and then I still have to get back to my house. But I have had a good workout.
  7. You can play the stereo as loud as you like because the closest neighbor is 1/2 mile away and can't hear the music/noise.
  8. Is a convenient place to build a tree stand for deer season.
  9. You never have to leave home. Everyone wants to come for a visit and share in the beauty of the woods. The is both a good thing and a bad thing.
  10. You can have a three day argument with your spouse and nobody knows because like mentioned before the closest neighbor is 1/2 mile away.
There that is my list of why it is great to live in the woods. These are not listed in any special order, but at one time or another each has been the number one reason it is great to live in the woods.


  1. You make me want to move! Actually, even though I live in the city, there's a green field and woods behind my house...

  2. Can I move next door? Or down the road from you? It sounds wonderful!

  3. Wow! That sounds wonderful! Except I can't believe you haven't seen a cardinal at your feeder!

    (Came over from Mer's 10 on the 10th party!)

  4. What a great 10 on the 10th! I'm here from Mer's. I don't really live in the woods, but we have a lot of trees/woods around here, & we get plenty of rai (Seattle). ;-) Isn't it lovely to be thankful for where you live?

  5. I agree. we too live in the woods and it is my favorite thing to wake up early in the morning and see what wildlife I will get to see. You can't help but see God's hand in that beauty!

  6. Until about 6 months ago, we didn't have neighbors. It was great, there are definite advantages to living in the sticks! Great list!