hi there, am new to this forum, and new to the rural lifestyle up here in kerikeri, facing a steep learning curve. the newest thing i learned: one can't cut grass taller than maybe 3 or 4 inches, with a hand mower. that elementary. but it's fun learning every day! 
my wife and i do like being outdoor. in fact, we have been quite active, even while we were urbanites. we jog, hike, bike, sail and paddle. now that i am essentially retired, my wife and i can devote more time to those activities, plus taking up gardening.