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Our moat

SIlhoette of treesWe have a glorious moat between where we park the cars and our trailer.  There's the creek, of course, but also a third of a mile of woods --- far enough that we usually can't hear any road noise and never get trick-or-treaters or uninvited visitors.

Even when the golf cart can't make the trip and I'm stuck hauling in big sheets of plywood by hand, I never wish we lived closer to the road.  In fact, if given a choice, I'd rather be a bit more isolated --- we can actually see one neighbor's light if we stand in just the right spot in the yard during the winter.

When we come home from the outside world, the ten minute walk back to the trailer is decompression time, returning us to the present and reconnecting with nature.  I see wood ducks and great blue herons along the creek and check out tracks in the mud.  By the time I get home, my head is filled with beauty, not cars and stores.

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That's a great way to come home. I like the idea of not being able to see the neighbors too. No car noise is definitely a plus. Sounds perfect to me.
Comment by HeatherW Sun Feb 28 17:22:46 2010
Yet more evidence that we're kindred spirits. :-)
Comment by anna Sun Feb 28 17:47:44 2010
I am Libra in this area too. I do long for quiet and isolation, but there are aspects of city living that call pretty loudly to me still.
Comment by Anonymous Tue Mar 2 00:01:16 2010
If you can handle it, the city life can be awfully good for the environment. We just can't do without our cars, which is sad...
Comment by anna Tue Mar 2 07:39:11 2010

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime