Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day Seventeen

Once I turn off the main highway, this is the "road" leading to our house. As you can see, we live in a pretty isolated rural area. The closest farm or home is about a mile. The closest town is 30 minutes away. So it goes without saying that I've had to change my city ways -- when I run out of milk there is no "quick" walk to the corner gas station for more. This is new for me, planning my food trips to town and then second guessing myself as I leave town ... did I get everything we need???!

But I still love where we live and I wouldn't trade it for a city minute! :)

Oh, and the green you see is winter wheat. The farmers actually plant it in the fall, and it stays in a green dormant state for most of the winter; I think it is just now starting to really grow, as our temps have hit the 60s lately.


  1. Thank you for becoming a follower of PICTURES JUST PICTURES. I've signed up to follow your blog too - not to reciprocate but because it's fascinating to see a place so very different from where I live (in Dorset, England). I very much like your photos too!

    Lucy Corrander

  2. Cool picture and I thought Iowa was in the middle of nowhere - what kind of internet connection do you have?

  3. I love that there are no telephone wires to be seen. We are close to rural areas here, I look forward to seeing the winter wheat, that pop of green in the late winter is so pretty.


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