As we prepare to leave the Bennington farm, we are busy making lists. There are things to do, calls to make, and people to see. But, the lists that are most poignant are the things we will miss and the things we won’t.
Miss: the privacy, the brightness of the stars, the sense of space, watching Molly run full speed, the bird opera, the late night echoey owl hoots, the endless stimulation for our young Nature Scientist, our guests and visitors, and the direct relationship with the seasons.
Won’t miss: the gravel dust, skunk season, watching for deer on the highway, the long drives into town, acres of weeds constantly challenging us, forgetting to turn off the water hydrant, and managing a house without central air conditioning.
Of course, the lists go on. I am sure that the coming months will remind us often of these past years. Moving to Omaha and urbanizing our farm will be a huge adjustment and opportunity, and we are ready for what lies ahead.