In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Directions. Hmmm. How do I give directions to our humble abode. I could give you an address, you could mapquest it and we would be set. But I enjoy the more scenic route and so that, my friends, is what I will lead you on. Let's presume you are heading West along that big interstate North of here. Wind through the mountains and canyons, follow the Colorado River for a little bit. You know that jingle, "Over the river and through the woods..."? Well substitute us for grandma. When your radio can only pick up country or Christian music, you know you're getting close. Head South. Turn East just this side of the first small town you come to. Turn North a couple miles down the road, cross the railroad tracks and the Gunnison River. Make sure you are watching for deer! Stop and enjoy the scenery. Look at those mountains.
 Aren't they awe-inspiring?!

 Get back in the car and take a right turn just before the antique store. You are now heading East on North Street. Confused yet? Just wait.
Drive past the field with all of the huge bulls, continue along overlooking the Fruit Growers Reservoir, but not too fast. Look for bald eagles.
Take a left on the dirt road. When you come to the high arch that leads down the tree lined lane, turn right.

 Follow it past the corrals, around the feed barn, through the gate and there we are. A barn rising majestically in the fields. Okay, maybe that's a stretch. But there you have it, our Home Sweet Home.

What this picture failed to capture was the three bald eagles soaring in circles just North of us.

1 comment:

  1. Seems easy enough. We'll be by soon enough. Wine and snacks please...

    P.S. I like the font better on this post too.