First I just want to say thank you for the caring comments I received after the last post. I appreciate your support, prayers and kindness. We are doing well, and couldn’t be in a better place than here on the farm with Colleen and Fred. Just a note, I met Colleen and Fred in Arozona at Caballo Loco Ranch, and they have been kind and helpful from Day One. These are GOOD people. Folks don’t get much better.
We blew in here with the big winds over a week ago now, and had no trouble finding the place due to this….
welcome sign out by the mailbox.
We are waaay up here in….
where the scenery is often….
and this. It’s wide open spaces everywhere you look.
Fred and Colleen have a farm/ranch up here, and this property has been in Fred’s family for 75 years. Spring is a busy time, but they have invited me here to spend time together, show me the sights, and so I can have some time to…get my head together.
Wandering Spirit is parked around back, where we are living in the house, but WS is just steps from the door.
View from the front.
Sunrise out my window.
There have been fences to repair. (Daisy and Fred.)
And the food garden to plow.
Cows to care for.
Joy and Shiloh have a healthy respect for the turkeys. They have adapted well to being farm dogs!
The Cannonball river runs through the property. Here it is at sunset.
Fred and Colleen helped me with some target practice.
Not bad, eh?
We saw the Bad Lands at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Colleen and I.
Wild Horses…also at TRNP.
And the Missouri River near Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.
During this time I’ve been getting my balance back, so to speak, and trying to make decisions. I’ve kept busy while I think, with all of the above, and I’ve washed and waxed WS and JR (Colleen helped). I’ve taken everything out of WS including the bed, and cleaned. Fred put a new TV support up for me, because the last one broke.
We’ve had some Margaritas, watched some movies, I’ve gotten my NCIS fix, and we’ve done lots of visiting. The days have been full! As far as I know I’m going to continue with my previous plans and go on to Michigan. I’m losing some of the anxiety and fearfulness that had been gripping me for awhile there. I’ll try to take one day at a time, as much as possible, and keep listening to my heart.
Joy is hanging in there. Her legs are weak, but so far she is managing, and enjoying her life. She has a strong spirit.
Another day begins. I am thankful for each one.