Have You Heard? Country Living Ain't So Quiet After All


| 1/28/2012 2:55:11 PM


Tags: country noise, moving to the country, modern homesteading, Victoria Gazeley,

 loggingtruck Ah, life in the country.  

It's the stuff of countless novels and songs, waxing poetic about the graces that come from living out amongst the birds and the trees.  Yours truly has even been guilty of making it sound all fluffy and romantic on occasion (amongst all the talk of mice and predatory cats, but I digress...).

If you're pondering a move to the country and think your life will suddenly get blissfully silent, I'm here to kick that notion to the curb.  Unless you literally move to the middle of nowhere, of course.

But even then, the country is noisy.  Different noise, for sure, but noisy nonetheless.

My Love/Hate Relationship with Noise

I spent 20 plus years living in a reasonably sized city, usually for some reason in the vicinity of emergency medical facilities and firehalls (cheaper rent?).  This wasn't so much of a problem when I was single and childless, but after having a baby and the sleeplessness that that brings, then living in a 'courtyard inspired' townhouse development where you could literally hear everything on a summer evening, I got pretty grumpy when it came to excess noise.



The fact we lived 2 blocks from the firehall and directly across from two extended care facilities with all their middle-of-the night ambulance visits didn't help.

Victoria Gazeley
4/9/2012 8:31:04 PM

All the best to you with finding a quieter place!


Victoria Gazeley
4/9/2012 8:28:38 PM

It doesn't happen all that often. We're not in a residential area, I think he's free to use whatever brakes he feels like... :) It hasn't happened at 4am for awhile, thankfully. But I knew when I moved here that there's a log sort at the end of the road, so it's all good. Much rather that than ambulances and police cars all day!


Victoria Gazeley
4/9/2012 8:27:03 PM

Ah, quads and 'sleds'. So glad I don't have to deal with that... and so sorry that you do!







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