Brevard North Carolina Real Estate Blog: You know you live in the country when....

You know you live in the country when....

So last night we went to a friend's house for a little holiday party. They live about an hour east of us in a golf course community. On this night, our drive home turned out to be yet another reminder of why we love living here.  We were only 5 minutes from our friends' home when we came around a turn and found ourselveshorse face to face with a very large horse who was ambling down the middle of this dark country road. Being concerned for the safety of the horse, we stopped and put on our flashers. Normally, this road would not be well traveled, especially at 10:00 pm, but because it is being used as a detour from another road, there were more cars than usual and it wasn't long before cars from both directions were stopped while the horse, which resembled a small Clydesdale, wandered off and onto the road, crisscrossing, and changing direction. Eventually, someone notified the farmer who owned the horse and he drove up with harness in hand. It was another 10 minutes before he was able to secure the horse, and walk him to the pasture gate. As I watched the old farmer and his horse make their way down this dark country road toward the gate, time stood still for a bit. Despite the fact that there were probably 15 cars backed up in both directions, there were no horns blaring, no one demanding to go by, no one yelling about the situation. No one was in any hurry and we all waited patiently until the horse was secured. It was like something from a Norman Rockwell painting and I honestly don't know what touched me more...the simple image of the farmer and his horse or the momentary sense of community we had with our fellow travelers.  With the horse back in the pasture, cars began to disperse as people went on their way. The farmer had parked his old jeep next to us so we waited for him to return, leaving our headlights on so he could see better. He thanked us and and we wished him and his horse, who we learned was named Clyde, a good night. We smiled all the way home. horse

Everyone has their own opinion about the best place to live. Some like the energy of the city, others want the beach. For me, it's always been about the mountains. I feel particularily blessed, however, to be living right here in the mountain community of Brevard, North Carolina.




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Comment balloon 3 commentsCarol Clay • December 13 2008 01:02PM


Living in the country is a different life all in its own. We dont live in the country right now but we are looking that way again!

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) over 10 years ago

That's a nice story.  You're right, people in the country aren't in such a big hurry, and they can appreciate the poor horse's dilemma.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

we get elk in the road, where I live. I love it.

Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) over 10 years ago

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