The process of packing, of finding our new home in Kentucky, the move, settling in, still seem to have happened in an exhausting whirlwind of activity.
We miss family and friends in Wyoming--we likely always will.
Yet, we are where we need to be and feeling at home on this rural acreage.
It has been hard work to renovate a house [while living in it] to start the process of fertilizing and seeding fields which had been a bit neglected. Our first huge garden in this climate was nearly too much for us during the long spell of hot and humid weather. The harvest and the shelves of stored fruit and vegetables are the reward for our perseverance.
The little house has a new kitchen, new flooring. Fresh paint has brought color into the rooms. There is a cozy, warm, and clean space in the basement that wasn't there before J.'s skills created it.
Even as we cherish old friends, new ones have been added to enrich our lives.
God willing, we will have the energy to create, to work, to take joy in another year.
I wish the same blessings for my readers.
The foothills of Lander, WY, December, 2009
Dooryard looking toward the mountains, 12-22-09
Snow mobiling in Wyoming!
Guest cabin in the snow, December, 2009
The home in Kentucky, March, 2010
The old hay barn with the new garden in the foreground, May, 2010.
Peony in bloom, May 11, 2010.
The first cut of hay, May 2010.
May 22, Pebbles and J.
July 11, 2010; produce from the garden.
August 15, 2010
Home in Kentucky.
Christmas Day in Kentucky, 2010.
New Years' Eve, 2010.