My friends know that my wife Abby and I live on a sprawling acreage of the bucolic splendor of southern Oklahoma.
Now that a hard winter is at hand and the ticks and poison ivy are no longer a factor, Hawken the Irish Wolfhound and I have broadened our daily, and sometimes twice daily, walk route, to include all four corners of the property.
The route is about a mile, and varies slightly depending on what we want to see.
Hawken and I always have a great time. I never need to be reminded why I love living in the country.