Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our Casa

I rarely go up to the back of our property.   I don't need to except when someone crashes through our fence and I have to take photos for insurance.   This was about a month ago when the grass was still green.   It's brown now.   Getting browner every day.   *sigh*    So much brown.


I used to keep about a dozen horses on the property and had anywhere from 1-3 foals each year for six years.   That's the reason for all the fencing, the corrals and mare motel.   It's a lot for two small donkeys, two dogs and 17 chickens.   Yes, I have the horses, but they don't stay here.   That leaves more room for everyone else....the deer, the skunks, the neighbors' cats, thousands of ground squirrels, and others.   


This house and property was a MAJOR fixer upper when we bought it ten years ago.   I am not going to share the "before" photos because I have put those images out of my mind.   This is home today:-)  


7 comments:

Snooks said...

This is beautiful. Love how clear blue the sky is. I so remember how brown and dry the grass gets and blazing hot it can get there in the summer. Pray for they days the fog drifts in through the valleys from the ocean.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Daryl Edelstein said...

its lovely .. all that open space ..

Lynne said...

I too like the open space . . . Ivan imagine it keeps you busy with tending to the animals and land . . . and time for your gorgeous photos.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Your place has come a very long way.... kudos to you for putting the time and energy into making it what it is today. And Eric TOO!

Karen said...

It's a beautiful place!.. and, your grass is browning already?.. it's not even June yet!...

Ellen said...

So very beautiful. Blue blue skies! I love that you can see forever. Thanks for sharing.

Lin said...

WOW! I love all that wide open space. And neighbors far away. :)

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