Around my last post I told you about moving to Pennsylvania. Since then, I have survived two historically cold winters, and now I am in the midst of a very wet, very hot, summer.
What have I been doing you wonder? I have been raising kids, animals, learning to live sustainably, and have become a Realtor. That last one is a doozy. It is quite challenging to work in a referral ran market when you know approximately 10 people and live in a small town and county that is chock full of realtors who know everyone. But I just keep paddling.
Let’s see,what else? I grew a bumper crop of green beans last summer and learned to can (with a pressure canner and mason jars). I found that hands down my favorite apple variety is Honeycrisp. We have raised meat chickens, laying chickens, quail, and turkeys. We have a few pygmy goats now and last year we raised two lambs. We also have New Zealand White Rabbits, Holland Lops, and a Mini Rex. I am learning what it takes to be a farm show mom. Oh yeah, I adopted another dog. She is something. Her name is Penny.
I recently lost my granny, who died at age 90 10/12 of Alzheimer’s and old age. I miss her dearly.
Those of you who know me know that I have always worked with animals or in nature. I don’t now. I want to, but I haven’t found the right opportunity here. It has caused a bit of a hole in my life that I tried to fill with helping shelter pets get adopted through photography. It worked for a while. I don’t do much nature photography here. It is much harder to get to places that allow ample opportunity to photograph wildlife like I am used to. I hope to try to get that back in my life soon.
I think I will post once a week for a while. I hope you’ll follow along.