Sunday, December 18, 2011


Hello gentle readers.  It's been 7 months since my last blog post.  Sorry about that!

In that time, I've had quite the adventure.  My health was in far worse shape than I posted.  One of my doctors  looked at me in June & said, "You realize you almost died." 

That's the second time that's happened in six years. First, with my accident with Tar. The second time was this spring.  It was adrenal failure that brought down my entire endocrine system.  It's bad stuff, let me tell you!

So, I took stock.  I decided it was time to slow down & enjoy life.  I've been a workaholic my entire adult life.  And, I've almost died twice. I'm just over 40.  Maybe God was trying to tell me something?

The farm I've written so much about is on the market now.  In the meantime, the crew and I have moved cross-country to our new farm.  It's more acerage, but a personal operation now versus a commercial one. 

Dod & Julie have moved to Africa.  Ruthie to Austrailia.  Rose is still in graduate school.  It's been a time for much change for all of the crew at the farm.

As for the animals, Bart, & me, we are in a completely different climate & nearly 3000 miles away from what was home my entire life.  What was I thinking?

Well, on the recommendation of a friend, I came here to see two doctors.  They are the ones who brought me back to life.  During that time, I fell in love with this place that is still very much an American frontier.

This is a place that is still of cowboys & Indians. It is a place where people still take you at your word.  Where people are truly kind & helpful to their neighbors.  We have been taken in as one with our new community.  We are grateful to be here.

The wilderness is very much a part of our lives.  There are deer, wild turkeys, coyotes, & bear on our property. I'm told later in the winter the elk will join us, too! And, thanks to our new friends, there's elk, moose, & huckleberries in the freezer, too!

It's time to go & feed the animals.  We'll be checking in with you to share this new chapter in our lives.  Take care & thanks for continuing to read.

Cowgirl Domino