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The Good Life On Pumpkin Hollow Farm

The thought of starting over both exhausts and excites me.  I am moving to a simple box of a home with an acre of wildness.  I asked a friend of mine who lives out there about wildlife.  “I suppose I will be back with wildlife,” I wrote.  “Deer?  Coyotes?” I ventured. She wrote back, “Deer, …

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  There’s just something about the lulling embrace of the mountains that cajoles my spirit into quiet. There is a comfort wrapped in the songs of pines surrounding every side. A murder of crows sing raucously of encroachment.  A haunting and thrilling sound. Two does jump airily by. There is just something about the West.  Sweeping desert valleys …

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I read an excerpt that asked the reader, “What would the title of your life be.”  I thought about it for a moment.  My life has been up and down.  My circumstances have dictated that I am either in the depths of despair face down in a ditch or atop most beautiful and inspiring mountain.  “That’s …

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I have written many times about how to manifest your dreams.  Write them down, set a goal list, talk about them, and watch them turn into reality!  It is a science.  It works.  What I haven’t written about is what happens when that dream comes true then gets taken away?  How do you restart?  How …

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I wonder if life thus far has been preparing us for this.  Doug and I love bed and breakfasts.  We travel when we can and see as many as we can.  We even considered opening our own.  We lived through the coldest winter of our lives and came out stronger and loving the sun even …

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The mountains were alight with the glow that only comes from thick blankets of snow.  An illuminant feel to the air, light and free, while whipping through the valleys of highways to get to our destination.  We had escaped. We didn’t get as much snow as everyone else and we figured if we could get through …

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We have moved to the most beautiful place on Earth, I am certain.  I feel overwhelmingly blessed to have been given such a gift.  It is a different world out here. The certain way the prairie hills undulate and the distance from neighbors makes it feel very much like we are alone out here, the …

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We are moving to our dream house.  This is the scene looking across the goat pens and chicken coop.  It is breathtaking and inspiring. We are so very tired, I’m afraid.  We have been taking loads out to the new house every day along with our regular farmer’s markets, farm chores, and household chores, and …

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