First, we can speak of someone or something being "out of the smoke" or "from the smoke" if we want to say that it is far away:
...út de reek / út 'e reek...
...out of the way, far away
[OOt duh rEYk]
Hy wennet in hiel ein út 'e reek.
He lives a long way away.
Now it was the case that the farm was far way.
However, we can reverse our meaning by saying that someone or something is "under the smoke." That means it is close by.
...live close to Ljouwert (Leeuwarden)...
[OON-der DUH rEYk FAWN LYOW-wuht VEHn-nyuh]
Marsum is in lyts doarp ûnder de reek fan Ljouwert.
Marsum is a little village near Ljouwert.
Se is berne yn it doarpke ûnder de reek fan Dokkum.
She was born in a village near Dokkum.