I have to say there really aren’t all that many draw backs of rural living but some become more apparent at this time of year! The weather really does play a big part in this and as yet we have been quite lucky with not much rain and hardly any frosts but I am ready and waiting!
Mud is a huge bugbear for me, the car gets filthy as soon as I wash it, the kids shoes get mucky as soon as we step out the front door and please don’t even go there when it comes to our dog. I have decided that although I would love a new rug for my living room, with the last 2 factors, I will wait for the spring before I make my purchase!
Another draw back of living in the countryside at this time of year is the hunt. I love to see the flashes of red running across the fields near our house and actually I really don’t have all that much of an issue with the actual hunt, it is the supporters that annoy me. They stop in the middle of the road to see where the hunt are, they park on one side of a very narrow slip road near our house and then cause chaos to non hunt followers trying to get by. Occasionally I do get stuck behind the hunt when they are on the roads but they always apologies and try to move out of the way as soon as they can.
But when you are surrounded by such beautiful scenery and the children can have so many adventures and enjoy the space, I will live with these drawbacks and embrace the mud (but not literally) !