A short hour drive northwest of Lafayette is a small town called Iota. There we visited a retired couple (friends of my sister and her boyfriend) who owns 20 something acres of woods and built their quaint house in the middle of endless pine trees with a guest cottage and a barn. Talk about awesome! I never felt such at peace before. I could definitely live here. Both our children had a blast! They got to ride a gentle horse named Jericho, drove a tractor, played with the farm cat. My little one said he never wants to leave. Maybe one day we will have the chance to live like that. It's something we've thought about doing for a long time. We just need to dig deep (and I mean DEEP) into our past generations and sharpen our farming skills. Hey! It's the biggest trend right now. Living off the grid!