Here I am, 10,000 feet in the air, on my way home.

It’s been a whirlwind 2 months on the warm southern California coast. Incredibly wonderful to be with so much of my extended family, helping my parents during my Dad’s recovery from hip replacement surgery, and seeing many old friends!!

While departing is definitely bittersweet, it will be nice to be home, and just in the nick of time for all the spring activities… like getting the last gardens beds ready, planting all the mouthwatering veggies, welcoming a litter of English Shepherd puppies into the world, milking my cow (!!!!), getting to see the new calves, and lambing season.

Yes, spring has arrived early on the ranch, by about one full month, and I missed out on winter! What there was of it anyway. It came on strong in December and early January, but warmed up fast in February.

Just being back in my beautiful mountain home. Sigh. :)