Welcome, brother! Man, I must say that you're living my dream! As soon as I get out of the Corps, my family and I plan on moving to the country and buying some land.
I went to college in a town of about 500, about half of that population was just staff/faculty/students of the actual college. One gas station, one "general store", and that was pretty much it. I loved it - not even a police force, just a highway trooper drove through the streets once every few days. Everyone waved at everyone driving by - it's what America should be nowadays.
So, with that said, I envy you, and welcome to the forum! I hope that you can contribute to a lot of our discussions - we sure could use a good rural view on a lot of issues we discuss around here - too many Californians in there, y'know what I mean?
Welcome again, my friend.