By Matt Reese
We had friends over for dinner the other night just as the first signs of spring were really starting to show up in the landscape around our home. They live in town and, as they got out of their car, they commented several times on how much they “love it out here.”
I agree. I love it “out here” too. The old farmhouse we live in has its various issues (as old farmhouses do), but it is surrounded by gently rolling farm fields with a bit of pasture mixed in and swaths of woodlands. The view from our house is great, especially for sunrises and sunsets.
The wonderful view I enjoy brings value to my life, my family and my home. I appreciate it.
Yet, I have never once offered to pay the local farmers who own and manage the land around me for the value of my view.… Continue readingRead More »