Mom's House In Farm Country
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Peggy, Dallas, and my shadow coming home from our first 5 mile morning walk in Utah.
We'll be spending at least the next 6 months here helping my 85 year old mother out around the place.
Peggy and mom, still in their jammies, in mom's kitchen this morning. Peg & Dallas on a morning walk along a crossroad near our new digs. We are headed back to the road mom lives on, which runs perpendicular to this one, about 1/4 mile east (the direction Dallas is facing) where we'll turn right for another 1/2 mile to get home.
Another view of mom's big house which she fell in love with about 5 years ago on a trip from California to visit her sister. She put a deposit on it, sold her house in the San Fernando Valley, and moved out here, lock, stock, & barrel, at 80 years of age.
Looking northwest through part of mom's orchard with our chickens still in their traveling cage. They have since been moved into a large makeshift coop. A horse named Horse, whom belongs to one my mother's friends, resides on a back corner of the property. The view is to the west.
Looking north across the back 1/2 acre of moms property I can envision a huge vegetable garden at this end with chickens and goats inhabiting the far end.
We've already made the small shelter in the distance into a makeshift coop for our chickens, which we brought with us. This area lies just behind the orchard and large raspberry patch.Looking northwest from the middle of the orchard which has varieties of apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and apricots. Below are a few pictures of the fruit we are now harvesting.This pear tree is just loaded!This apple didn't bear heavily this year but the fruit is sweet, crisp, and delicious.This apple tree is heavily laden and we're planning on baking some apple pies here in the next few days.More apples.Horse with our makeshift chicken coop in the background.
Looking northeast across a view of the Bear River just a few hundred yards south of my mom's place. This is one of the places we go on our morning walks now. A view to the northeast from the orchard fence. My mom's property ends where the cornfield starts and the raspberry patch is just behind where I was standing when I took the picture. A view to the southeast with part of mom's raspberry patch in the foreground.
The raspberries were in dire need of water as were parts of the orchard, all the trees need pruning and there's much weeding and outdoor cleanup to be done.
That's why we're here and hopefully we can get much of that done before it snows and the ground freezes., we've already made quite a bit of progress.
To our friends who are trying to e-mail us. I have to contact Charter.net and set things up differently before I can reply or send e-mail, and, at this point, we are no longer receiving e-mail either.
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