Everyone remembers that song and the tv show from the sixties right? I didn’t really watch it as a kid growing up since it came on television before my time. But, afterwards when I was younger in the eighties, I would see episodes on and watch it when they were convenient to my before and after school hours. The show is somewhat of a theme of this blog, where you are trying to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get out the acres and acres of land that give you that re-charge. My attorney at Gwinnett Bankruptcy Lawyer watches this show on TV Land all the time still. The Green acres that is, or the Oak Grove Acres which is a place out in rural America that everyone can take the time to escape to.
I remember one episode when the wife on the show, I can’t remember her name, came from New York out to the Green Acres to the husband. He had lived there and wanted the fresh air, farm work, and the simple life. While she wanted the New York life of sky scrapers, shopping and luxury life.
It was funny because she came out to the country and didn’t have many skills that the country folks had. Her husband had invited over some friends or they were over to the house to help out with work around the farm or something. Everyone was in the kitchen while she cooked and they were waiting to eat. She had made pancakes that were not perfect and tough and hard. Basically they were over cooked and she was oblivious to that. Hilarious. So the guest was trying to press his fork into one of the pancakes to put it on his plate, but it was too dry and hard to put his fork through it! He repeatedly poked and prodded but he couldn’t get the pancake, and the husband was sitting across from him. He said, you want to go get some breakfast? there is a good joint right up the street with excellent pancakes, sausage, and all the breakfast food you can eat.
She was still cooking along in the kitchen to attempt to whip up some toast, butter, eggs and more and the two guys here out…They were headed down to the local cafe to grab some breakfast that would be cooked correctly. This is just one of the mere dozens of examples where the lady from the city had no clue how to cook, work on the farm, or do any thing that was necessary on a farm and country life. They really are worlds apart, the green acres life and the New York city life. It goes to show you, that when life is slowed down, you learn the more simple things in life, such as cooking, feeding farm animals, and a slower pace of life. Although, I can’t really see how people lived back then on a farm, in the most rural areas, without any connection to the world with internet, or smart phones. It really was a more simple life, and you had to entertain yourself doing a lot of other things!
Welcome to our new blog about being in the open air and outdoors in oak grove acres! We will journey through country living, breathing in the fresh forest air and a simpler time and place. It is these visits to the remote areas that bring us back to a simple time and place, leaving you feeling refreshed and perhaps ready to plug back in. I like to get out into nature to take a hike in the woods, climb a small mountain in the blue ridge chain in North Georgia, or just get out into nature for a while to unwind.
Some of these visits for us here in Georgia include the North Georgia mountains. There are a lot of mountains and very scenic landscapes here in the Piedmont region of the country located in the Southeastern United States. My friend at towing Lawrenceville, GA goes often to blue ridge in North GA which is but a quick drive from Atlanta area and usually accessible within one to two hours on average. Nature trails, hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, and many more are the usual suspects. Naturally they are a nice get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and quite fun to get out there and experience nature.
Now, I don’t know where you are located, but for us it is about getting out in the countryside in general. So much of our time is about being cooped up on the computer, staring at our smart phones and “having” to be connected all the time. Sometimes it is just a blessing to be able to get out into nature, like the oak grove acres and see the beautiful scenery that god has created. The lush green landscapes, rolling hills, and swaying trees where all you can hear are the winds and animal/insect noises is where I want to be sometimes. It really helps put you back at life’s most basic forms and lets you appreciate the simpler things in life. Now don’t get me wrong, I love modern technologies and conveniences, but having to be glued to these things all the time gets frustrating and makes us dull.
Most people just sit around and stare at their phones all day and are not present in the moment. That is what the trip to the country side such as green acres, or oak grove acres is all about. You have to be present and listen to the other person and actually have a conversation about life instead of being interrupted every twenty seconds from an email or text message.
Anyway, I have ranted long enough about unwinding and getting out into the outdoors for a refresher. Take some time to do it as well. That is the reason for the video below, it will take you to a happy place in your mind about how it feels to be disconnected and be present in the day that you are in. Lets face it, life goes by too quickly and we need these moments more often than we take them today!
Check out this English country side video of the green landscapes!