I am happy to report I am officially moved, back online, and ready to begin the public part of the journey again! I also would like to extend my appreciation for those of you who contacted me to make sure I was okay. I was very touched that you would check up on me and feel blessed to have your prayers along the way.
So... it's been about six weeks since I've written and it feels a lot longer. But a lot has happened and as has been the way of this journey - the crisis has calmed and the outcome is all good.
This is my new spot! I'm not far from where I was - but too far for Fred to find me and Freedom! We are both very pleased and excited to be able to walk out the trailer door without fear of dog attack!
The picture above was taken from the windmill tower below. I'd like to say I climbed to the top....but on the left you can see the telephone pole is lower than the tower and I got chicken! So it's only a little way up!
The windmill used to pull water up to fill the cows water bowl (or swimming pool) below. Right now there are no cows but it's a little cold to swim and the water a little murky to dive into.... or wade, it's only two feet deep! But, if the electricity goes out, I've got two to get water from and the world's best filter to clean it up and drink!
The property I am on is still owned by the original homestead family. Their grandfather lived where I am so it feels kinda cool to be a part of a legacy. The family is incredibly nice, normal, and solid... a welcome change from the ranch.
The big concern is the cold this winter, but I am yet again, winterizing and have back up places to go if the temperature drops too low. Think warm thoughts 'cause the consensus is this winter is going to be bad...
That's my short update. You have NO idea how happy I am to be on my own and back online! The calm of this place and the connection of the internet are two pieces of the life puzzle that really make the difference between sanity and crazy!
Sadly, I will not be able to show you the baby goats growing up, so here is one last parting shot until we can find new farm animals to meet!
I did see an owl this morning that I think I scared and it pooped on me...something did... and it was from above. In some cultures I've heard bird poop is good luck, so I'm going with that!
See you soon from out here on the prairie range!
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!