DH's cousin's daughter who lives in a village put it this way "If you live here all the time it is not that very interesting with barely anything to do but if you visit for a short time you will definitely find it peaceful and nice".
May is the best time of the year to visit India to enjoy the myraid of fruits that are available in abundance. Some of the fruits are available even now even though it is the fag end of the season. We are enjoying mangoes, jackfruit, jamuns, sapottas,custard apple and not to forget the wide variety of bananas.
Most of the mango trees had finished bearing fruits for the season. The lone tree in my grandma's backyard still held fruit which we were able to shake loose and enjoy with some chili powder and salt. Some of them became mango thokku.
We still have not finished visiting everybody which is the case if we visit for two weeks or two months and over the years we have learned to live with it.
Organic farming is catching on here ever so slowly. Articles in the newspapers and magazines about the advantages of organic farming appears regularly. The most alarming thing is the rate at which farmland is getting converted to plots for sale.
Besides the rivers, farms, fruit trees, canals and wells the other interesting thing for kids in a village are the farm animals.