Well, let me tell you. Moving from a very busy metropolis from the East Coast, up to the far North of our country is truly a 180 degree pivot. Back where stores, restaurants and all conveniences were accessible within five minutes to pretty much, none of that, actually is not too bad. At first it was. Now, not so much. We are resourceful, grow our own vegetables and fruit, raise our own farm animals, partake in many small-town events and when going to town, ALWAYS see at least one person we know. This is indeed, a small town in America. Fourth of July is still celebrated with a parade down main street, fireworks over the lake at night, small-town bake-offs and farmer’s market, good family values, wonderful Christian people and a town of people who care for each other. Local town halls welcome our state representatives, garage sales abound on Saturday mornings during the summer, fields of various grains dot the farms outside of the city and locals welcome travelers from near and far to the beautiful lake, during the summer months. We moved here to leave the busy big-city life and have not looked back. I hope you enjoy taking a journey into our part of the country through this blog. May God richly bless you and your family.