I have mixed feelings about heading south for the winter, but they are mostly excited feelings. I'll miss family, friends, and the 5 acres we call Birdwood. This has been our third summer here. We hope next summer brings a house. Yes, the bad economy has affected us trailer trash.
But I ramble. We've spent the last week getting everything ready to survive the winter without us. The outbuildings are just about ready to lock. The last outdoor showers have been taken. Tulips have been planted to greet us next spring when we return. The weather has been perfect. Mt. Hood, I will miss you as well. Tomorrow we leave for southern Utah. Soon I will be able to sit and make jewelry for the holidays. Soon.