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You know you live in the Countryside when...

(273 Posts)
impty Tue 25-Feb-14 11:14:56

You never wash your car in Winter, it'll be muddy again after it's next journey. Pavements and street lighting are rare and catch you by surprise...

umpity Tue 25-Feb-14 11:17:46

When a young chicken jumps out of your coat pocket.

Goldencity1 Tue 25-Feb-14 11:18:38

Wellies are your footwear of choice...

umpity Tue 25-Feb-14 11:19:25

Or in the old days, when you went to bed at l0pm and rose at 6am

IamInvisible Tue 25-Feb-14 11:19:57

We live in the country and DH washes the cars every Sunday, then moans like merry hell on a Monday! hmm

You always make sure you have bread, milk etc because it's a 7 mile journey to 'nip to the shop'!

namechanger1979 Tue 25-Feb-14 11:21:09

For weeks the only footwear you have worn outside is wellies...and you own a "smart"pair of wellies as well as everyday ones.

MothratheMighty Tue 25-Feb-14 11:21:38

Your teenage children can go nowhere without being driven.

MissMilbanke Tue 25-Feb-14 11:22:08

you say hello to the sheep rather than a person.

Iammelting Tue 25-Feb-14 11:22:27

... the sound of gunshots is completely ignored.

impty Tue 25-Feb-14 11:22:32

You always know your eggs are free range because you can see the chickens running about. You can come home from a walk with bags of fruit or veg that people are giving away because they've got too much.

SomethingkindaOod Tue 25-Feb-14 11:22:41

A cow on the road only gets one glance. Or you end up being one of the people trying to persuade said cow to get back off the road and down the field again. (Dairy farmer in laws)
Your alarm clock everytime you stayed at your then BF's house were the cows going for milking.
The smell of slurry doesn't mKe you vomit because you're so used to it.
You can predict the weather with a high degree of accuracy.

Plomino Tue 25-Feb-14 11:23:50

When everything is mud coloured , or varying shades of beige , even if it started off as white .

When you keep the heating thermostat permanently turned down because the cost of filling the oil tank between September and April is twice that of the summer months .

When you see the council workman cutting down fallen trees at the side of the road , and decide to lurk casually about in the nearest layby until they've cut it up and left it by the side of the road , only to notice the same three other cars doing exactly the same ....

dottyaboutstripes Tue 25-Feb-14 11:25:02

You accidentally leave the house gate open and find cows in the garden when you get up

IamInvisible Tue 25-Feb-14 11:25:13

The journey to school takes over an hour on the bus, although it is only 25 minutes away, because they have to go round all the villages!

impty Tue 25-Feb-14 11:25:51

When you know that having a mains gas supply is a luxury

SomethingkindaOod Tue 25-Feb-14 11:26:29

Ooh,
There's always one road where a traffic jam consists solely of various cocky farm animals eating and eyeballing you while you swear and shout wait for them to shift.

namechanger1979 Tue 25-Feb-14 11:28:58

You read about white coloured clothes being fashionable on style and beauty and laugh to yourself!

Twit Tue 25-Feb-14 11:30:01

You go without water and power for a few weeks in the snow, and genuinely can't do your homework because by the time you get home, on the bus, in the snow, using country lanes, it is too dark.

You stock up on potatoes, pasta, rice, tins and whatever fuel you use in October. Just in case.

impty Tue 25-Feb-14 11:31:41

You have bits of Venison and Game in your freezer that you've been given.

BikeRunSki Tue 25-Feb-14 11:32:41

The 'nearest' city is referred to reverentially as "that" eg That Leeds.

SnookyPooky Tue 25-Feb-14 11:33:07

You have lambs in your kitchen.

NaffOrf Tue 25-Feb-14 11:33:34

You have a rabbit net and a length of binder twine about your person at all times...

GentleOtter Tue 25-Feb-14 11:34:53

Ducks/ goat wander in and you are quite glad of the company.

Hullygully Tue 25-Feb-14 11:35:06

You are constantly surprised but how much everyone enjoys killing other species.

specialsubject Tue 25-Feb-14 11:35:30

passing traffic is more horses than cars. I love this - but we are still only 10 mins from town!

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