It was so hard to leave this beautiful farmhouse after a long, relaxing weekend with old friends. It was the perfect meeting point for us: 3 couples and 3 children from the St. Louis and Chicago areas. The home was very tidy and well decorated inside, but the real charm of the place was the peaceful surroundings, all the different animals to enjoy, the berm garden, and of course, my favorite, the natural swimming pond! Our kids all live in more urban areas and having a space like this to let them roam around, inspect bugs and frogs, feed the goats and pet baby bunnies was just so special to them (and us!). We all loved the natural swimming pond, which is now surrounded by herbs and other lush vegetatation, there are also towering sunflowers that are just about to bloom.