Thursday, April 21, 2016



In everything there is a season, and a time to every our latest season, with only a vague plan and a touch of creativity, we're off on another adventure. Half of this twosome is retired; my half will probably never know what that means. I promise to share.
They'll miss the old tractor

Today the U-haul will be loaded. The car will be packed with boxes, dogs, and granddaughter. The caravan will head to Colorado on a two day journey.

This last week has been a hard-worked week of packing, cleaning out, and working on the land to prepare for the move and putting Tortuga
The garden zone is turned
Flats up for sale. Frank and I will head out a day later and drive straight through. We'll help get them unloaded and unpacked. Once back, we'll continue getting the property ready for sale, hopefully by the first week of May.

A year late and thriving with the weeds
We decided to not rip the garlic field...not until we can harvest the garlic that came up from last year!

The grass is green again
I'll not do a recap or sendoff until the property is in the hands of the next owners. Whoever they are, I hope they make use of the fertile ground we leave
Apple trees are blooming

The greenhouse needs love
Side note: The greenhouse was closed up and neglected this past year. When we opened the door we found a couple of herbs, kale, and chard still living!


  1. Brenda, I didn't realize you were moving! Where have I been? Hard to know what to say. I'm sorry this adventure didn't work out as you had dreamed, but hopeful you will make a good life in your next one.

  2. Bitter-sweet, Brenda. It's strange, isn't it, how we yearn for the good old days when families passed on homes and careers generation after generation. Instead, the reality is, children growing up today will probably change careers fourteen or more times...and move hither and yon as they move up in the world. I think you had a grand experiment with Tortuga...and your next adventure is right around the corner. I love that the garlic and herbs are still growing!

  3. Brenda - sorry to see you leave the Southwest. But luckily with the Internet everyone can keep in touch no matter where our adventures take us. Have fun, and safe travels!