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Is your house a home yet?

“It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home.” - Edgar Albert Guest.
It’s hard to believe, but this month marks 25 years since my wife and I moved into our small-but-affordable country house.
I remember the autumn hikes up “Gideon’s mountain” (as our 13-year-old son Gideon calls it), and repeat encounters with King Root (a prominent orange tree root growing near the creek). I remember a visiting youngster giddily gathering the poke sallet that voluntarily springs up in the front yard. I remember the annual ritual of waiting for the wild blackberries along the ...


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