I got it now. Thanks for the clarification, that helps.
There is definitely a sense of loneliness surrounding your family. Isolation is the perfect word to describe the energy. I want to tell you that I get a sense that you don't fit in where you are at. I dont think it has to do with distance at all. I get the impression of two things:
1. You guys are not really putting yourselves out there for fear of not being accepted
2.You are likely not to be 100% accepted by the nearest folk
But the biggest thing I am sensing is that you are part of the problem. I just keep getting this sense that you are not really putting yourselves out there like you could be in order to make these friends. I feel like their is one family that also stands alone like you do that you could meet. However, overall I do not feel like their will be a "community" for you there. Maybe that one family, but not several.
I'm not sure why but I keep seeing mennonites. Are you one? Or is your community? I'm not very clear on why I am seeing that. Maybe that is part of the problem, you are they aren't or vice versa. Just putting it out there cuz I keep seeing it. Hopefully it makes sense to you.
Anyhow, I do not see you long term in that area due to this unhappiness from loneliness. I think you should consider moving on.