What new parents move house with a 6-week-old baby to a remote area far from family? Besides the pioneers. You can’t see me, but I’m raising my hand. My former husband and I, with our tiny baby, left good city jobs and moved onto 31 acres of forested, mountainous land in Arkansas, miles from the nearest town. We wanted an authentic back-to-the-land experience (and a few chickens).
The potency of our decision didn’t really hit us until we were there for a few weeks. That’s when our well went dry.