I'm 50 years old and blessed to have had every year! I've been married to a great guy for 27 years and have three young adult children. I live on a farm that has been in my family for 5 generations, in a house that has sheltered 4 generations. We practice an ecologically sound lifestyle as has been lived here before us. I was raised here, on the homeplace, by my great aunts and uncles, who taught me much and held in high esteem the satisfaction of a good days work, wise choices and the love and care of all who fell within the circle of their concern.
This is the winter, snow version of the walk in the park.
Awesome beauty, just far enough away from the house to qualify as exercise, especially if you're contending with 6 to 8 inches of snow.
By the time we went walking, birds were out and about... a red tailed hawk on the hunt, song birds foraging anywhere the earth was exposed. Bailey, of course, needed to get INTO the river to drink and it was neat to see how the creek had only a small central water flow with much of the edges frozen rather solid.