The Year of the Move, Bonus!

I’ll do a nice long post about fixing the place up later, once work on the house has been done. BUT! I can’t resist sharing some photos of the work that’s already happened. (Click to embiggen.)

We put in a pad of compacted road base and decomposed granite for the horses. The soil here is great, but it turns into sucking, sticky mud when wet, so good footing for them was a must. Once that was put in, my father and I built (half of the) corrals for them. I can NO LONGER FEEL MY ARMS, but the corrals are lovely. Witness:

Pipe corrals standing empty
Without ponies!
Pipe corrals occupied by horses
With ponies!







Also, it rained for my birthday. (For those with a less enthusiastic attitude toward rain, know that I consider this the best possible thing.) This is a bit of my front yard, with my newly-adopted, might-be-apricot tree, in the first rain of the year.

Winter fruit tree in light rain with hills
Be glad you can’t see the miscellaneous rubbish embedded in the driveway there–it would ruin the romance of the moment.

And finally, the first sunset from my new home. (Shut up, I don’t care if it’s maudlin and silly, it’s miiiiine!)

Sunset over a tiny town and trees in darkness
I’m a sap and I don’t care!

Published by Joyce Sully

Joyce Sully believes in magic and dragons and ghosts, but is not convinced her next-door neighbors are real. So she writes stories. Really, what else could she do?