Just wondering if you ever cook on that wood stove?<quoted text>Yes, quite toasty. I had a big breakfast of ham, eggs, grits, toast and jelly then laid back down for 2 more hours of zzzzzzzzs without even any covers. Then went out in that bitterly cold wind to check on the chickens and let Dog out to the tree. The chicken's back half of their 24' by 24' building is out of the wind and they had already given me 3 more eggs than what I had eaten. I should get another 6 or 7 this evening. The light over the water works well. Dog was happy to get back from the tree and hover in front of the stove. Life is Peaceful and we are Blessed.
The one reason I like my secuded homestead so much is that I worked in downtown New York city, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, and Dallas for 3 years making Y2k work.
As for those big cities? No thank you. Too big for me. We've lived 19 places and lived in smaller city subdivisions and that's fine. The seclusion you have ? Maybe, but not the Alaska type of total seclusion. Better half has lived in an additional 5 or 6 states (many living quarters) with this current job. So we've done our share of packing and moving.