It's fair to say that Sal's none too thrilled about her new home. The small Ohio town of Euclid strikes her as pretty boring, to say the least. It's certainly not a patch on Bybanks. For one thing, there's no nature to speak of, just a minuscule patch of grass out front, which, as Sal ruefully observes, wouldn't be enough to keep a cow alive for more than five minutes.
The contrast with Bybanks really couldn't be greater. Back there, Sal had huge fields and wide-open places to explore. But in Euclid, everything seems so small, so incredibly cramped. It's as if Sal's whole world has shrunk all of a sudden. And her new house is no better. As well as all the rooms being tiny, it has a small cement patio out back bordered by a wooden fence, exactly the same kind as all the neighbors. No wonder that Sal's so unhappy; no wonder that she feels fenced in by her new living arrangements.