letniaLynne - I absolutely would love to move further north, and anyone who moves to your place in RI will certainly be lucky! I grew up showing pygmy goats and jumping horses, so moving into a house in a "neighborhood" has been difficult for me. I dream of yards like yours!
Completely unrelated to everything else having been said in this thread, my bit of humor today is that my son is sitting so low in my pelvis (and he's head down) so I feel his chest hiccuping in my bottom. How do you even begin to complain about that to others? "Yes, I am twitching in my seat because I feel hiccups coming out of my ass."