kid ranch

About the end of February we started heading north, thinking we were on our way to the Ananda Village near Nevada City, CA. We made a brief stop to visit family in Los Angeles and pick up some old billboards to finish up a remodel of a 1978 Valley Forge Coleman pop-up camper. I can’t believe I don’t have pictures of it, but we bought it super cheap, without the canvas. Pablo built some walls for it from salvaged wood siding. With three propane burners, a sink, and a king size bed, we would be calling it home for awhile.

What it doesn’t have is heat, so when the forecast showed snow and ice storms in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area, we decided to rearrange our plans. We ended up spending some time with some dear friends we had made during the dojo building project. Our friend and her two kids live on a horse ranch that she grew up on. Green pastures, some beautiful horses, rolling hills, and a couple great playmates for the kids made for a wonderful stay. It was nice to spend time with another family, to be able to help each other with the children and the chores. It was also great to have a crafting buddy, my friend makes some really beautiful leather bags.

Here are some pictures of our stay together.

This has got to be one of my favorite pictures ever. Especially if you know the girl and her dress.

New cowboy boots!

Eventually the weather did clear up and we continued on our journey north.

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~ by beautifulgreenlife on August 17, 2011.

2 Responses to “kid ranch”

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    • Vernell, thanks for your kind words. The theme is ChaoticSoul, not a paid theme, glad you like it.

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