I can recall mom or dad commenting in their peculiar patois, when someone would hurtle past our farm on the gravel road - "he's (because it would always be a guy) just siftin."
The felon was likely doing about 50mph, but it looked fast in the day.
My quest was to absorb as much sun, fresh air, warmth and peace as I could pack into one day, to take every less travelled road, and to spend time with dying and dead farms and their buildings.
Farms are often helpful, a culvert at the entrance to an unused laneway providing a safe spot to stow a small car. The faster bits, where old farms have sprouted rural subdivisions, and the inhabitants seem to have places to go, people to see, are often more travelled, faster and offer only a little shoulder to park on.
Hence the title of this ramble.
And sadness at the loss of a way of life that meant so much to our family for generations.
Delight at prosperous modern farms, also.