I feel the same tugs. We’re in a townhouse in suburban Des Moines, now, and it’s a much different life. I even have to worry about being naked in my home for fear neighbors will see me.

The adjustment has been more difficult for Doug. He was a full-time farmer, while I worked in the city and commuted.

But sitting on the porch watching the sunset in the west, or seeing the stars without light pollution, and the grazing animals created a sense of peace that can’t easily be duplicated.

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