Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Our spot.

Yesterday evening Mr. Nielson and I took a lovely (brisk) 
wheeler ride to check on the cows who are grazing on the ranch range. 
The cows are so lucky to feed among the fragrant pinon pine and juniper trees. 
 I call this area "Christmas tree corner" because come 
November that's where we will go to pick out our Christmas tree.


There are loads of gates on the property, and rule #1 on the ranch is
 ALWAYS CLOSE THE GATES. 
So when we come to a gate on the property, Christian 
jumps off the wheeler, unlocks and opens the gate then I drive through and stop.
Then he closes and locks the gate behind us and we continue on. 
So I wrote all of that just to tell you that 
I have gotten really good at driving the wheeler with my feet
since we do it so much and I don't want to move forward and use my hands.
I don't know if that made sense, (but it's kind of amazing).
The cows were all accounted for (and after fixing a fence),
 we decided to ride over to our favorite spot on the ranch: our spot.  
This spot is where we plan to build our home one day (soon!).
We already have a name for our new home!
It's tucked away in little canyon next to the bright orange mesa's,
 and in late afternoon these mountains completely cover the sun.  
That will be a blessing in the warmer months, and chilly in the colder months.  
While at our spot, and like always, we walk around the area
 and mentally sketch out where we will build our future home. 
We imagine where the kitchen window will be, 
or where we will sit on our porch to watch the sun set.
We're always dreaming and scheming, and it can't come soon enough.

My phone rang about six times and that's how we knew it was time to head back.
The Little Nies were hungry and I had dinner cooking on the stove.


We try and do that on most evenings.  
It's one of my favorite things to do on the ranch.