Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Why I Moved to the Country: Reason #41

 Going out the backdoor and doing a little of this...
 ...a few times around the pond. Then maybe a trip around the fields to the back woods.

All you need are skis and snow.

Oh, snow. 

Did I mention winter has forsaken us this year?

Good thing I have photographs to remind me of what winter is supposed to look like, this time of year, around the old farmhouse.
The male twin, last year, full into his x-country groove.

 Cross country skiing is a great way to get your heartbeat up, enjoy the sunshine and take in some fresh air during the winter months. If you're a runner and you can't get out to run, try changing up your routine with a little skiing. You'll be hooked in no time. You don't need to live in the country, although I admit, it sure is handy. There are lots of groomed trails around, provided you live in an area where there's snow. Somewhere, obviously, far from where I live.

 Last week Dandy, from Spontaneous Clapping was concerned about being able to rent skates at the pond. Don't worry. We have a supply of extra skates, lots of skis, and, if you're so inclined, hockey equipment. What did you expect, this is Canada, eh!

Be well friends!


Unknown said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to cross country ski, but never have. I've done down hill skiing, but obviously not the same. Some day!

Elle Bee said...

Hahha! I love the old farmhouse rental shop! So organized! We did some snow shoeing once and really loved it. So peaceful. And a great work out!

city hen said...

Oh I WISH I could visit! You have an amazing life there. I am sure it is lovely when there is no snow as well, but oh, I wish I could visit! We still have WAY too much snow here, and no cross country skiing... just slushy grey,salty mess. And me with a white dog! haha!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh baby, I wish I could scoop up winter off the Ponderosa and send it to you because it sure has not forgotten us this year! Every couple days we are gettin' hit again...HARD!!!

Ya'll have yourself a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Julia said...

hello lovely Andrea!

I love seeing your photographs, of life in another land far, far away! We have had ridiculous amounts of the white stuff this year and Im quite glad to see the back of it...although Id best not speak too soon, we look like being in for another few flurries of it before the month is out!

Sending you love, and thank you for the smashing comments you leave on my blog for me, they always make me smile!

Julia x x x

Catherine said...

It's agood idea , you are lucky.Nice pictures, would like to come. CATHERINE

Flat Creek Farm said...

You are well-stocked, indeed :) I'll be there for skiing lessons! We have had an overabundance of snow this year, so it would have been a great season to try it here. -Tammy

Jayme Goffin, The Coop Keeper said...

I ADORE cross country skiing! I haven't done it in a couple years since I've ballooned up again so much weightwise, but I'm giving it a go this weekend. I may spend more time on the ground than on the ski's, but even that is fun! Such a great way to enjoy the beauty of winter.

Wren said...

I've always wanted to cross country ski. We have so much snow here now i am wondering if it is too deep? Wonder if the golf courses will let you trek around in the winter? May just have to check on that! Looks like so much fun.

Dandy said...

HA!! The old farmhouse rental shop... you're killing me!