If you're tired of urban living but not quite ready to tackle the work involved in establishing a farmstead, small town life might be the solution.
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
Our son Matthew constructs a log fort with deadwood scavenged from the nearby forest.
Outdoor play in the fields and woods surrounding our home has opened up whole new worlds to our "city" children in all seasons.
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.
A visit to the neighbor's pony "Prince" is always a thrill for our daughter Elisabeth.