Here’s the TOP 7 perks of growing up in the country:
1. No traffic (unless you count getting stuck behind a tractor)
2. You can have a blowout screaming match over a stretched out sweater with your sister (as teens) and what do the nearest neighbors hear? For all they know, it’s the distant cries of a couple wild wolves up in the mountains.
3. You can build a wannabe “Field of Dreams” wiffle ball stadium on your property for the most memorable summer evenings.
4. GoKarts, four-wheelers, tree houses, bike trails, spinning donuts in your Ford Super Duty (never done it). You name it, you can have it or drive over and through it it in the country.
5. Your backyard is essentially Whole Foods. Home grown raspberries, zucchini, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon, etc. If you’re craving greens, just peak out your kitchen window because your garden (or someone’s in the neighborhood) is growing it.
6. Sneaking out when you’re grounded is not glamorous, but it’s an adventure. Step A. Climb out bedroom window barefoot leaping into a pile of potting soil. B. Crouch down in the mini cornfield until the parental coast is clear. C. Make a run for it down the dirt road past your property line to realize you’re still 8-miles by foot from your best friend’s house.
7.* Let’s say you grow up and start a fashion blog and want to dress your sister in an equestrian inspired outfit. The perfect prop is a horse, of course. Bingo! The nice next-door neighbors have a white pony in their pasture.
*Below are photos of my sister after I styled her in some of my favorite classic equestrian trends: