Summer is going… slipping out on the welcome cool breezes of Fall, washed away in the all-day rains and covered up with sparkly frost. We welcomed Summer with open arms and faces upturned to the sun; we say goodbye peering over steaming mugs of coffee and pumpkin-scented candles. Each new season comes to us fresh and unsullied, promises of new memories to be made and new joys to be discovered.
This summer has been a busy one for me; saying goodbye to a foster baby, welcoming guests and friends into my home, and planning for a move. Yes – I did say move! We plan to move to a new home on a different ranch in the next few weeks. We are all excited about the move! It seems to be a great job opportunity for various reasons. Not so much financial – but who really does ranching for the financial benefit?! 😉 The new place promises more family time (working together), opportunity to learn better cattle and ranch management, and various other interests.
We will be a bit more remote – an hour from a real store – but that is fine with me. I do like my solitude, and have never been to a place too remote to suit me!
Meanwhile, I have been packing boxes and sorting junk – all that ‘stuff’ that seems to accumulate when you have a family! I sold a bunch, donated more, and pitched some stuff. Feels great to get rid of stuff we don’t need! My goal was to pare down to about half of our belongings till we move! I think I will be close to that goal! 🙂
My man is thick in haying season. Trying to wrap up the haying before we leave. We gave our boss here a month’s notice that we are leaving, as is standard ranch practice. He was very gracious and understanding about it all. I am thankful we can move on without hard feelings. We appreciate the generosity we’ve been shown here, and hope to remain friends.
We will be moving West – a couple hours west of Cheyenne. That’s all the more specific I will get. (I like a little privacy! 😉 ) But if you are from southern Wyoming, you may recognize this gorgeous mountain… This will be my new view. I can’t wait! Hoping to get many more photography opportunities in the next few years.
Before the mountains were born
Or You gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting,
You are God.
Hope your move goes smoothly Kay! We’re hoping to move by the end of the year ourselves. 🙂
That is a totally gorgeous mountain view you will get to enjoy at your new home. I can identify with your need for privacy. Most people seem to think I want to be around people all the time and it is just not true, even if I blog and write about our lives quite a lot. I am ever so content to be at home.
Jill Kemerer says
Kay, blessings to you on your move! I recently found your blog, and I’m so thankful I did. I write Christian romance novels for Love Inspired, and your blog is a tremendous resource to me. I’m setting a new series in Wyoming, so your pictures, and especially your insight into ranch life has helped me so much. I just wanted to thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us. 🙂