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Country Lights

Posted Tuesday, December 25, 2007, at 6:52 AM

Happy Birthday Jesus & Merry Christmas Everyone!

HoHoHo! Santa actually found us at the farm. He didn't bring that new JD tractor, that I was dreaming about, but he left some pretty cool stuff to help make the farm our home. The weather forecast is for snow all day and tonight, so this is turning into our first white Christmas in many years.

I suppose everybody that lives up these country roads has studded snow tires. They must have...I mean...if I drove the Jeep up these roads at the speeds people pass by here, I'd roll over in the ditch I'm afraid. Now I admit that the short wheelbase makes things more interesting, and I could lock in the hubs and use 4x4, but we're not in a hurry, and the ice packed roads are only a minor inconvenience to us.

Speaking of country roads, we've noticed some Christmas lights flashing off to our west, but as near as we could tell, they appeared to be in a nearby valley, and not on any of the roads we've explored yet. Last night we ventured out to find the flashing farm.

We found the isolated farm just a mile or so as the crow flies from our place. The house sits well off the road, and the lights are primarily directed to the east (towards our place) which I believe is the front of the house. This is a bit unusual to me as the road makes a 90 degree turn and passes by the home on the south, so that most passersby don't get to see the full light show.

To be honest, I almost feel like that farmer put his lights out just for us to enjoy, because we have a great view of his full outdoor light show from the farm, and as near as I can tell, we're about the only folks that can see it well. We've noticed that a lot of folks have decorated their homes for Christmas in the country, and it sure is nice to see.

So Mr. Farmer at the corner of 724 and 408...Thank You!

"And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of site, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night."

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