When we first moved to our farm on New Year’s Day this year, there were a lot of things we had to get used to. A big one is the silence especially at night.

The house we moved from was very close to interstate 24 in Nashville where we heard cars and semi trucks day and night.

Now that we’ve been here for several months, we are used to it and love it!

The sound of silence.

Sure, on occasion we hear turkey calling, birds chirping, coyotes howling, or the wind blowing, but for the most part, it is silence.

Silence can be very loud depending on your viewpoint.

These days of quarantine only make the silence louder. But there’s always TV, going for a walk, going into work alone, or taking a ride in the Jeep.

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence
.” – Paul Simon

Duck Trace Farm, April 2020

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