Saturday, January 29, 2005

Why I need a cabin in the woods

I thought I'd explain why someone who lives on 43 acres in the country would be seeking solitude in a cabin in the woods (click here).  I took these pictures from inside my house this morning.  As you can tell, there is no window or door out of which I am can look and actually see the countryside.  We do not live in town, but we might as well!  I'm not complaining, really.  We get along fine with all our neighbors, even the one who occasionally dabbles with meth, and steals my morel mushrooms.  Cliff's shop is like a "kid magnet" where six to eight adolescent boys sometimes gather; he enjoys that.  The kids all realize I'm quite a loner, and stay out of my space unless invited into it.  If I head north, beyond Cliff's shop, I can find solitude in our pasture and woods.

There's one very unique thing about the people on our dead-end country road:  with the exception of our renters, everyone in all these houses pictured were raised on this road, some in the same house where they now raise their own kids, some next door or across the road.  I find that amazing, in a world where people travel so far, and uproot their families with such ease.

6 comments:

bookncoffee said...

Sounds like a nice place to be.
Sonya

amy122389 said...

It's interesting...the last sentence.....I moved far from where I was born and raised (in Illinois)...and now I feel a call to move back to the very place I was itchin' to get away from....small town life...nothin' like it, really..
~Amy

lonamay said...

I see you got some snow mo,, know you like that.. enjoyed the pictures this morning... we got just a dusting,, but roads are clear thankfully....

ryanagi said...

No need to explain. I'd love a retreat in the woods myself. LOL

sanforized6 said...

Sounds like a remarkable place. Enjoy, beats the heck out of "big city" life. Unless you're like me, and "need" the big city life. rich

lacaza3 said...

wish we lived on 43 acres..my two young boys would have a hayday,...
We live in a nice house but very very small yard.. I could spit from the edge of the back yard and hit the edg of the front yard no lie.. I hate it...IF I yelled at my husband to bring me toliet paper the neighbor could hand it through my window its that close....
I will never live on a small lot again
Donna In TEXAS