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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Big City Visit

Here we are, back in Fort Collins for the next few days. T has his last follow up eye appointment. After this we should be good for another year as far as eyes are concerned. It gives us an excellent reason to stay with my Sister and catch up with friends though. The drive over the mountains was as uneventful as it gets, which is just the way I like it. We did go through the standard minor March snowstorm between Vail and Denver. It is good to be back in this neck of the woods even though I already miss my barn and all of its' occupants. Tonight we ate take out Chinese food, which we can't get in ranchland. I was able to catch up with a dear friend and my Sister and Hubby was able to go hang out with some guy friends. We will soak up the city life and live it up while we can before heading back to our quiet mountain town.

1 comment:

  1. There's a bunch of birds in the sky, And some deers just went running by, Ohhh, the snow's pure and white on the earth rich and brown, Just another Sunday morning in my quiet mountain town