A friend of mine from my old place of work called me the other day to let me know she would be visiting her brother in Minneapolis and wanted to meet me for lunch. We met halfway in Hinkley and spent several hours reminiscing. She was amazed that the city girl she knew had adapted so well to country living, she told me she didn't even need to ask me if I was happy - she could tell I was.
She has been following the blog and knew all about my adventures with the shot gun, the shepherds crook, and all the animals.
They had an antique store where we ate that was full of wonderful items. I saw several butter churns, dressers, dressing tables, jewelry boxes, and this cupboard. I may have to go back and pick this up and refinish it.
In case you missed it we have been getting a ton of rain up here in Northern Minnesota. Hundreds of people have lost their homes, the Zoo was totally flooded out (the polar bear and seals even escaped), and entire towns are still cut off from the rest of the state. Click HERE to see a slideshow of the power of mother nature.
I emailed the Zoo and offered them some lambs and kids to replace some of the farm animals that drown, I haven't heard back from them as of yet.
The buckets above were only outside a few hours before they were overflowing. The ground here is saturated.
The old me is still here, I have just added a few more accessories to my life. It isn't the end, just the next stage of the journey.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.