I moved to the country with my husband five years ago. Our place is a a ten-acre work-in-progress an hour northeast of Seattle, at the base of the Cascade Mountains. We have a large organic garden, some free-ranging hens, and a lot of "projects." Reroof the barn, improve drainage, fix areas of fencing where trees have fallen, that kind of thing. There isn't a single worthy restaurant for miles but we wouldn't live anywhere else.