Living in a rural community is both a blessing and a curse.
I don’t miss the city traffic or the city noise, but it was nice knowing that I had all of the necessities in life at an arm’s reach.
I could walk outside my apartment and be at a grocery store after just a few blocks. There were ample hardware stores, pharmacies, and clothing stores. Now that I live in the countryside, I have to drive at least 20 minutes to get to the nearest store or gas station. If I want to be comfortable out here, I have to plan ahead and have the essentials stock piled in my basement in case of an emergency. It’s not just a matter of making sure I have a generator in the event of a power outage, I need to have non perishable food as well. One of my favorites is local honey that I get from this amazing local bee farm that is managed by a bee removal company. Their bee colonies are built from queens that are taken from clients’ properties. Since there’s an orange grove adjacent to the honey farm, the honey tastes and smells like orange blossoms during that time of the year. I love their honey especially because of its price and the fact that it gives me a natural immunity to local allergens. All honey is good, but local honey is even better. If I ever need to get rid of honey bee hives, I know what company to call at a moment’s notice. They have good reviews on the internet as well.
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