Backyard Beauty

Photo of sun rise next to home in farm field in Primghar, Iowa

I LOVE it here!

Location: In my backyard

Name: Nancy Tjossem

Residence: Primghar, IA

What, Who, How or Why attracts you to this place?

It takes my breath away to see nature’s beauty right outside my window.

What makes you happy about O’Brien County?

O'Brien County makes me happy every day. I grew up right outside Chicago. I can say I truly appreciate the wide open spaces here.

One memory of “touring” O’Brien County:

Touring O'Brien is what I do. I moved here 9 years ago and for the first two years I made a point of wandering into a town, or driving down a road every week that I hadn't seen. It was great way to get my bearings. I still love to take "the road less travelled", just to see what's around the next bend.

What did you learn during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The pandemic has been a genuine learning experience. We have found that we can have an exceptional evening sitting on the patio with a few friends (6 feet apart from each other) and just talk, and laugh! A few hours fly by, and we look forward to the next time.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

O'Brien County - Nature offers amazing beauty, every season!