Starting Corn in the Living Room and Other Mistakes We Made Goin’ Country


Tiny Corn Field In Backyard

Could it be only eight short years ago when I first found myself tearfully Googling “Housecleaning in the Country”?

Ah yes, I remember it well.

That was back when I was still a city slicker. We had just moved to a rural farming community from the Twin Cities and I was experiencing a homemaking crisis. An avalanche of bugs and an influx of dirt the likes of which I had never seen before.

To date, my experience as a suburban homemaker had been tame. I walked from a clean office to a clean car to a clean attached garage, but still removed my shoes at the house door. I vacuumed and dusted once a week. The odd spider met a prompt and untimely fate. The shower has some soap scum, but it remained pristinely white.

Then it happened. We moved. We gone country, baby!

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