William's Blog...with a smile!


A few things to know about Rural Living.

Rural living for me is the only living.

But there is a lot to do...

I mow over an acre of grass. For most in town people that would be cutting

the lawn for 5-6 houses at least.

 There are driveways to take care of.

Weeds to kill.

Some tree cutting and or trimming may be in order.

Many people have some kind of a wood stove for supplemental heat so cutting firewood and then

hauling it and then splitting it and then into the home...are you tired yet?


There ae gardens and animals to take care of.

There are out buildings to maintain so they look nice.

If you have any kind of acreage, you may have some additional work.


This is all on top of your normal job.

Yes, I love the rural life...anyone ave the ambition to join me...then call me!



Just one load of over 30 I cut each year.

Comment balloon 18 commentsWilliam Feela • June 10 2018 03:15AM


That sounds like a great life, Bill. The outdoors is so much of your life. You didin't mention the fishing!

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 8 months ago

There is definitely something to be said about living in the country. My Aunt had a farm and I grew up spending weekends there helping to tend to the gardens, farm animals, picking berries for pies, and apple picking in the fall. Chopping vegetables for canning. All very fond memories. Thank you for sharing. 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist, Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS, CNE, SRES (JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY ) 8 months ago

William that is a great life I always dream about, but when the rubber meets to road, I hire a gardner with a crew and they come every couple weeks....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 8 months ago

Morning again, again William.

At my age I would hire it done.  Just can't do what I have done in the past.  Yes sir, I'm tired already, but t-time is just a few hours away.  Lot's to do prior to it

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 8 months ago

Good mornng, William Feela and that's what's keeping you healthy and in top shape.... no one understands why I enjoy shoveling in the winter rather than hiring a plow guy.... I love the workout....pure and simple... bend, scoop, lift and throw.... just like a deadlift in the gym...except for 2 consecutive hours of it in the driveway...nonstop.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 8 months ago

I got tired of just reading your chores, William.  I don't think I could handle this lifestyle any more.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

Good morning William. Have done most of that over the years. Now I enjoy life from an apartment in the sky in downtown Chicago. Too old for all those chores. May they keep you young! Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 8 months ago

Sounds like a normal life in the country.  I wold never give up mine as long as I can walk!

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 8 months ago


We enjoyed a somewhat more gentile rural lifestyle in Napa.  Wishing you a great week. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 8 months ago

Thank you William.  Your comments ring true, every point resonates with many towns in our beautiful Pocono Mountains. Selling rural also takes a special knowledge base, doesn't it?  Septics, wells, outbuildings, wetlands, historic and older homes.  The big draw for many primary and secondary home owners to choose rural - the quiet and beauty of Nature's mountains, valleys, meadows, often connected to earlier history of the country.  So much to love!

Posted by Kris Collis, Buy & Sell with Professional Results you Expect (Smart Way America Realty) 8 months ago


 I used to live on top of a mountain and I decided I was a city girl, an hour and half to the grocery store one way was a bit much for me! Though i will say I was never bored.

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 8 months ago

Now, that's a JOB in and of itself, William! But, the rewards are so plentiful, I'm sure!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 months ago

Enjoy the good life!

I have reached the stage where fewer chores is a more attractive alternative.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

There can be a lot of extra work that goes into rural living but I can tell that I truly miss it sometimes.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 8 months ago

William-great post and thoughts for folks considering a rural lifestyle.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) 8 months ago

Just this morning I saw a Facebook post from Steve Loynd about free pine logs for anyone who needed them, then another person mentioned needing a riding lawn mower to care for their large city lot. You're right, living in the country is a LIFESTYLE and you are just the person to help them out in Minnesota.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 7 months ago

I married a farm girl, William Feela ... she'd be back living a rural life in a heartbeat if we could. Unfortunately, getting harder and harder to do in the Chicagoland area ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 7 months ago

Hi Bill... and thanks for the Shout out Pat.

When you live in the country sometimes you can give away what you have in plenty.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) 7 months ago