Know what I love about Murrumbateman? I love that the roads are utterly empty during the day. I love that the verges aren't mowed. I love that there are no concrete gutters. I love that you can stop in the middle of the road and have a chat to another driver without hearing an irate horn beeping behind you. I love how I can wave at nearly every car that drives past me, because I know them, I know where they are going and what they are going to do - usually it's to pick up children from school or preschool. Or go to the post office. Or into Yass to grocery shop. I love the lack of street lights. The darkness of night. I love the simple roads of Murrumbateman. It's true country living.