Country Life And Rural Values
City Or Country
God made the country, and man made the town.
City Life: When we think of city life, we usually imagine the hustle and bustle of a busy place, busy lives, urban sprawls, bright lights, pollution, crime and traffic jams along with all the stresses, pressures and frustrations of modern city living.
Country Life And Rural Values: Reflect the old-fashioned charm of an idyllic, bygone era in all its variety and vitality.
It's assets include wholesome living in a natural, unspoiled, uncrowded and more relaxed, tranquil environment where time seems to stand still.
Country Life: Full of culture, history, friendly people and visual delights.
Picturesque, little rural towns and villages, cozy cottages, quiet country roads and a panoramic landscape filled with farms, livestock and wildlife.
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Living close to nature you see the real world in its natural state with the sound of birds, the murmur of insects, the humming of bees and cows, sheep, goats and horses grazing leisurely.
Blue skies, white clouds, green fields, a colorful rainbow, a beautiful sunset, a moonlit night filled with millions of bright stars and the contrasting scenes and colors of the seasons fill the mind with contentment and remind us of God the Creator.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his Hands"-Psalm 19:1
English Lancashire Hotpot
There is nothing artificial or superficial in the countryside.
Being physically, mentally and spiritually active and enjoying Nature's fresh super-foods guarantees super nutrition that reduces health risk factors and contributes to a longer, healthier and less stressful life.
Fresh, natural, foods the way nature provides strengthen the immune system naturally.
Natural Foods Are As Close To Their Natural State As Possible:
Rich in the essential immune-boosting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they nourish the body and boost its ability to defend itself against disease.
And they also taste better because they retain their natural flavors.
Rural Residents: See things that many city people don't take time to see. And, they make time to "stop and smell the roses."
Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
Rural Values: Based on God, tradition and the close-knit family have been passed down from generations past.
They Manifest The Thinking And Behavior Of Rural Residents In:
*how they live
*how they relate to the rest of the world
Rural Values Create A Sense Of Community And Belonging: There are no strangers, everyone knows and cares for each other, and take the time to "pass time" with each other.
Self Sufficient Life
"I never felt poor. There was always shoes to wear and food to eat - yet I knew there were things my parents did without just to make sure I was clothed and fed"
Rural Residents: Are guided by the principles of simplicity, self-sufficiency and the fruits of their labor.
Warm and welcoming, rural residents play an important role in preserving their traditional, self-sufficient rural lifestyle.
Hard-Working People Who Know The Land: Their whole year is tied to the changing seasons.
Out in the clean, fresh air daily they sow, nurture and harvest their crops to the peak of perfection.
They stack firewood, tend to their livestock, raise chickens, keep bees, enjoy the pleasures of milking a cow or goat, and tend to their home gardens.
Their chickens provide them with a basket full of fresh eggs any time of the day. Milk from their cows or goats is used for drinking, making butter, cheese and yoghurt while homemade honey comes direct from their beehives.
Farmers plan what to grow well in advance, they prepare the soil, then plant and harvest their crops such as corn, oats, wheat, rye and barley to process into staple food for human and animal feed.
Country Home Garden
A Country Garden: Opens another small pathway to God's natural world filled with a wonderful variety of fruit trees, vegetable patches, herbs spilling out of pots and colorful flowers.
Peaches, apricots, plums and lemons are picked for eating or for processing into jam.
Tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, cucumber, spring onion and garlic can be freshly picked and cooked for the family dinner table.
Herbs like oregano, basil, thyme, sage, rosemary, mint and parsley are readily available to add that special flavor to cooking, herbal teas and for making natural, home-made medicines.
Grapevines shade the home landscape, provide dark and light varieties of grapes for eating, for making home-made wine and vinegar.
And, from their olive trees they make home-cured olives and olive oil.
Traditional Country Cooking
The ideal country cook's produce come from their fields, gardens and pastures grown in their natural season and eaten at their freshest and richest in flavor.
The Rural Family: The smell of a home-cooked meal lovingly made with seasonal ingredients and wonderful flavors satisfy the taste buds and soul and is a pleasure to eat with family and friends.
And, the comforting aroma of freshly baked bread made the traditional way has a thick, crunchy crust, and a coarse textured interior that is high in nutritional value.
English Country Cottage
The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there.
Peace And Tranquility: Clean fresh air, natural surroundings and a slower pace of life.
A Humble Country Cottage: It has that nostalgic, timeless charm with furnishings and decorations that ooze warmth and cosiness.
Traditional, Aesthetic Colors: Cottage furniture is made of real wood, the kitchen has a cast iron stove and utensils and the family room has a welcoming open hearth that draws family and friends together.
Cottage windows frame a beautiful outdoor country garden, nearby fields, colorful wild flowers and rolling green fields.
You are awakened in the morning by the sound of a distant rooster calling, The sun is shining through the window and falls in golden rays on the bed.
And you can sit outside and enjoy peace and tranquility with birds happily chirping, colorful flowers and bushes, livestock grazing in the fields and even a wild rabbit rushing away in the distance.
Natural Beauties Of The World
Beautiful Country Scenery Of The World
Every individual has a different perception of their ideal countryside. Economic and social factors such as health care, work, education, climate and landscape come into account to influence decisions.
The world has a treasure trove of visually stunning countryside that will make you feel as though you are in paradise.
Every Country In The World: Has it's own beautiful picture postcard country life scenes.
Each One Is Different: With their own unique history, culture, climate and landscape.
They All Add To God's Beauty.
“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”
Jimmie Rodgers - English Country Garden
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