Life in the Slow Lane


What’s life like as we approach the end of summer on Red Pine Mountain?

Day after day of beautiful weather finds Mountain Man working on one project after another. He’s started making closet doors for the house in the Ozarks.

Mountain Man makes doors for the Missouri farm

And he just finished a vanity made out of our pine for a house here in Vermont. First coat of oil is on.

Mountain Man made a vanity.

He’s digging holes for permanent fencing around our barn with horsey advice of course.

Mountain Woman
8/24/2010 8:30:11 AM

Hi Vickie, Thanks so much for visiting me. I guess one thing about working on a farm is that even though it is hard work, it's truly a labor of love to be so close to the earth and the animals. And I never work too hard because Mountain Man won't let me. I really appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment.

8/24/2010 6:08:40 AM

I love all your pictures -it is good to see about a day on the farm. Summer is winding down-in Michigan we are starting to feel the coolness. Maybe we can get a few more weeks in yet. Don't work too hard. vickie

Mountain Woman
8/20/2010 7:48:14 AM

Hi Cindy, What a day you had! I've never been to Chicago but the show must have been a sight to see and I always love riding on the train. I relate to being back home and just being so content listening to the silence and sounds of nature around that you fall asleep. I've lived most of my life in big cities, NYC, Washington, DC and San Francisco and I loved them. The culture and the hustle and bustle is invigorating but as I've aged, I've wanted a quiet life away from people and noise and to be more connected to the earth and to be surrounded by animals. I can't imagine ever going back. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I look forward to sharing our mutual love of winter this year :-)

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