Sunday, December 20, 2009
Moving to the Country
Last evening on the world news, 6 upper middle class families from New Jersey were interviewed and asked how they are coping with the downturn in the economy. All lived on the same street, had kids, and all had one or the other spouse lose a job and the families are struggling to make ends meet. I found it interesting that two of the six commented how they found themselves doing what their grandparents used to do to be more frugal. Interesting (we should ALL be living a little more like grandma and grandpa!). Today, I find this interesting article on MSN from a writer for the Wall Street Journal about the younger generation moving to the country and learning to live off the land. While urban and suburban properties aren't really growing in sales, rural properties have seen an increase in value. I do believe the trend has started and is catching on -- more and more folks are realizing there's something to be said for rural life, gardening, homesteading, etc. Maybe, just maybe, with a little luck, the next generation will have a better environment to live in. Keep coming to the country kids! You're doing the right thing.