Beautiful. Country. Life.

Pasture behind my house in SEK

I love living in the country.  Until I left for college, I had never lived in town and although living in town has its advantages (24 hour McDonald’s anyone?) I pined for my serene countryside everyday until this past June when I moved back to the countryside after living in town in MHK for 4 years.  Let me tell you, I’m loving the crickets, starry skies, scenic view and the absence of sirens. These pictures are from my daily 10 minute drive to school.

Corn north of Manhattan

The rain has been coming at pretty reasonable intervals this summer. Not like the summer of 2007 when it rained for 4 straight days and afterwards didn’t rain for a month.  This summer we’ve been fortunate enough to have rain every 1 1/2 weeks or so and the crops seem to be doing pretty good. Look at these beans – tall, green and lovely!

Tall, healthy soybeans

Recently cut alfalfa field – smelled amazing!
I don’t think you have to be a farmer or have grown up farming to appreciate the simple beauty of the countryside. If you eat food, that’s should be enough.

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~