We live on 10 acres, 30 minutes from town and I agree with you both that living in the country is very peaceful. Debi, I also love the sounds of coyotes as I consider them God's lullaby and love to listen to them sing me to sleep in the summer.
The stars are so very clear here, like millions of diamonds of all shapes and sizes, especially in the winter where they seem closer to us. We see the Norther Lights here in all their colors and glory. The colder it is, the more colorful the lights seem to be. We whistle, clap, whatever to make noise outside and the lights seem to dance and perform for us. It's truly breathtaking!
Our adult daughter and her two girls, ages 4 and 6 moved in with us after the abusive relationship she was in disintegrated, PRAISE GOD, and to see these little ones with such freedom out here, not having to worry about neighbors, crime, where their next meal is coming from, etc is a true blessing!