I almost hyperventilated reading this, Erika, especially the winter parts! Definitely not my kind of life although I completely appreciate that the life you live is as natural and down-to-earth as living can be. I admire the way you live but sure don’t want it for myself.
With that said, I congratulate you for finding your place in this crazy world. It works for you and yours and that’s all that matters. And, despite the hyperventilating threat, I thoroughly enjoy reading your Iowa farmlife stories. Keep ‘em coming!