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My husband drives an hour each way to his office. It’s not just the office that is far away. Except for the post office and the elementary school, there is nothing closer than 40 minutes from our home.
In the past year, I’ve learned to love the boonies. Living in the country, with acreage for the kids to roam and explore, has lots of benefits. It’s the way my husband grew up and he loved it . I think his work ethic, creativity, intelligence and good health are at least due in part to his growing up in the sticks.
Our kids don’t watch TV or play video games (though they do watch DVDs on the computer sometimes). They climb trees, build forts, grow vegetables, build animal traps, hunt bears (especially the 4-year-old), and let their imaginations run wild. We breathe fresh air, eat fresh chicken eggs, and enjoy a large garden’s produce most of the year.