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Out on the Limb

Boonies, Part 2

Sunday, April 10, 2005

I will be sad to leave home (see post below) but it appears that I'm saying goodbye in stages.

Goodbye springtime cherry blossoms! Goodbye honking geese flying north!

Canada Geese
Originally uploaded by zebble.
And then I cheer myself by knowing I will have exciting new adventures ahead. Some of my new adventures will be not-so-fun, but that's life.

The house is 1,000 square feet and is considered small. It is a 2 bedroom and 1 bath.

I spent 7 years living IN Chicago (near Wrigley Field). I feel much safer here. My post about neighbors was a little deceptive I think. I should clarify: We have neighbors, but they are not close enough that I must listen to their choice of music!

To the west, a large blackberry field separates us. At least one bear is known to feed on the blackberries in summer. He has never given us cause for alarm, and I've only seen him once. Usually, I just see his "deposits".

To the east, the neighbors keep a few cattle. Their house is in shouting distance and sits just on the other side of the backyard property line. I'll get a picture for y'all later today.

We live in a valley. There is one way in and one way out. Anyone stupid enough to commit a crime will be trapped like a rat in a sewer. Feeling safe here took a little time because I was used to city life. Gradually, I came to feel safer here than anywhere I have ever lived.
posted by Deb, 8:28 AM


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