Small towns like Savana, IL and small town life thrive on the banks of the majestic Mississippi River. —an important artery in the transportation of America's industrial and agricultural products.
PHOTO: JOHN ADNEY
A visit to the neighbor's pony "Prince" is always a thrill for our daughter Elisabeth.
Though we only have a small garden, there are many productive farms around Savanna that are good sources of inexpensive (and high quality!) food. This farmer still trims his hillside pastures with a horse-drawn mower.
Outdoor play in the fields and woods surrounding our home has opened up whole new worlds to our "city" children in all seasons.
Our son Matthew constructs a log fort with deadwood scavenged from the nearby forest.