Enjoying the North Texas Countryside From the Backroads of Valley View
- Posted by: Pippie Hull
- Category: Community News
Enjoying the North Texas Countryside
From the backroads of Valley View
Valley View, TX has so much to offer her residents. This small town has no grocery stores, but abounds with several convenience stores and a variety store offering necessities. Those living just on the outskirts of town appreciate these conveniences for that quick trip for milk or gas. However, this North Texas countryside has so much more to give those who want to get away from the sounds of the city.
To begin with is the peaceful tranquility of the country. Just the sounds of a few cows and perhaps the neighbor’s dog barking as the delivery truck drives by. Oh, and the sounds of the birds visiting each season.
In fact, there is nothing like sitting on the porch sipping coffee and listening to the birds wake the countryside up with their early morning chatter. Admire the roadrunners as they scurry across the street and across your property. These tiny birds look nothing like the famous roadrunner of our childhood. Have you ever heard their sound? They sound like a playing card in the spokes of a spinning bicycle tire. Not something you would hear in the busy city streets.
North Texas Comforts of the Country
Then there is the mind calming presence of a pond. When work and life’s responsibilities have your mind going in too many directions just take a stroll down to the pond. Just stand at the edge of that pond and listen to the water gently trickle. Watch the small circles form on the water when the tiny minnows come up for air. Careful! A frog might just jump from the grassy edge into the pond after those minnows. What a beautiful spot to wash away the day’s worries!
Also, there is the opportunity for growing and raising your own food. From livestock and poultry providing milk, eggs and meat, to crops providing herbs, fruit and vegetables. Making the dependence on a supermarket less necessary. And with the over abundance that grows, many stands can be found along the backroads selling meat, dairy and produce. Most using the honor system for payment. One mustn’t forget the bees and their honey. A delicious natural sweetener, local raw honey is also packed with medicinal properties the store bought variety lacks. Local raw honey is also beneficial for those suffering from allergies.
Lastly, one of the best landscapes for watching the sun kiss the trees each morning or those hypnotizing colors of pink and orange paint the evening sky is the North Texas countryside! All part of another peaceful day on the farm on the North Texas backroads of Valley View.