Organized Community Homesteading

We thought we were doing the right thing when we moved to a remote area to live 19 years ago. The community is a landowners association with some who desire to change a beautiful remote-living area on acreage to resemble what they left. We thought living in an area with covenants and rules would protect our investment, but one should recognize that living remotely in a covenant community offers both positive and negative aspects.

A Changed Life

How a single purchase of a magazine in newsprint in 1970 changed my life.

Five Seasons in the Rockies

Other than the four regular seasons there is a fifth season in the mountains called mud season.

Mountain Reflections

Taking time to reflect on the past brings renewed appreciation to the present.

Mountain Living in the Springtime

Spring time is a time to experience the newness of life and living in the Sangre de Cristo mountains amid the wildflowers, birds, green woods and new birth.

Determining Drought History

Tree rings tell the tale. It is nice and green here now but our plants and weeds are acclimated to semi arid and have deep roots.

Downsizing The Sequel

New wood stove, another unexpected advantage of downsizing, and Murphy's Law.