I’m going to introduce 3 blogs I found interesting this week.
is a life blog of Ree, who left the city life to move with a farmer. If you read her blog, you’ll find lots of glimpses of the happy, simple, country life.
As she puts it
What did you do today?
Well, we fed a bunch of cattle, and then we fed a bunch of horses. Then we put on our square dancin’ outfits and did a couple of do-si-dos around the living room.
Ree is funny, self-ironic and takes things easy. Her website is about the simple joys of life – and I do envy her, although I realize that waking up at 4 in the morning to go out and feed the animals isn’t the easiest thing.
She has this beautiful blog post about her daughter:
By six, she’s up and out of bed.
By seven, she’s helping her dad.
He’d be up a creek without her.
He likes to tell her that.
It makes her smile.
By eight, her feet are frozen. And she’s wondering why she didn’t wear her Muck boots. Her size-eleven tennis shoes are soaked.
By nine, she’s lighting up my world with her smile.
And I’m more convinced than ever: college is highly overrated.
She really doesn’t ever need to go.
- For full view with pictures, click here.
She hardly leads a simple life – I get the feeling that Penelope Trunk’s one of the most complicated lives I’ve ever heard of. Having a sad and abused childhood, Asperger syndrome and a recent much-coveted miscarriage, she writes from a straightforward, brutally honest perspective.
She’s also engaged with a farmer, and that makes her appreciative of the country life.
I’m not putting up country life as the next paradise (although, secretly, I do dream about a little house on a hill), but both of these women come from good careers, big cities, and somehow did not find happiness there.
Which leads me to the third leader of the blog, Robin:
I just discovered Robin a few weeks ago, and felt inspired by her world. She writes about nature, communion and happiness, and reading her made me very appreciative of the little world we all have.
To most of us it’s buried somewhere deep beyond the everyday office work, things to do and overall “busyness” as Robin calls it.
By reading these three blogs, you might realize this world is not so far away, and that it’s brought back by appreciating the simple things in life.