There are lots of debates about rural life versus urban life.
The serenity of the countryside is measured alongside the fast-paced, demanding atmosphere of the city. We wonder which place has better jobs, where we should raise our kids, and where we should buy a house.
If you grew up on a farm, though, you know that nothing compares to the open space, fresh air and natural beauty of the countryside.
Check out these life lessons you learn growing up on a farm.
The Value of Hard Work
When you live on a farm, there’s always a chore or a project that needs doing.
From feeding the animals to tending the garden to hauling equipment and goods, the hard work that needs to be done on a farm is never through.
When you grow up on a farm, you see this hard work day in and day out. You’ve been a part of the determination and drive that it takes to maintain a successful farm and care for the plants and animals that are part of it.
That sense of hard work transforms your perspective in other parts of life, too. From working hard at your job to persisting in your goals and dreams, life on the farm can create a work ethic that doesn’t quit.
An Appreciation of Nature
Living in the city, we can get pretty far away from the majesty of nature.
There aren’t open meadows and forests to explore, and (barring an accident or anomaly) we don’t cross paths with wildlife.
When you grow up in the countryside, you get to experience the serenity of nature first hand.
Since a lot of farm work is done outside, you’ll get to feel the fresh air and sunlight while you complete your tasks, creating a connection between the satisfaction of hard work and the simple goodness of the outdoors.
You might even get to convene with an animal or two, as well.
Living on a farm brings you together with nature in ways that city living simply can’t. And for many farm kids, it brings memories they’ll cherish forever.
The Importance of Community
Although farming communities can be spread out across miles, one natural disaster or tough season can cause serious issues for everyone in the area.
Farming communities depend on each other, whether it’s to support each other during hard times or to band together during an emergency.
Building a strong sense of community, of being there for your neighbor, is something that farm kids can carry with them throughout their lives.
An Appreciation for Peace and Quiet
The city is a bustling place, full of sights, sounds and smells.
The countryside is, too, but in a different way.
Growing up on a farm provides daily opportunities to sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet. Whether you want to watch a sunrise or a quiet cup of coffee on your front porch, the farm life will bring the serenity to your front door.
And it never hurts to take a moment and survey everything you’ve built. From the farm animals to the gardens to the crops, the satisfaction of seeing your hard work come to fruition is a feeling that lasts a lifetime.
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