Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I now have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Barn story~Friday Fences~030813
Thirty-six years ago, before I was pregnant with our daughter, and even when I was pregnant with her, we owned this 5 acre parcel of wooded land up in Garner Valley, CA. I was working full time as a legal secretary, but after the birth of our daughter, I stopped working. And, 17 months later, I had our son. Once we had the two children, we couldn't afford to keep the lot any longer. We never built on it ( we couldn't afford to...) and we sold it, but kept the second on it for many years. We used to take our 1977 VW van camper model up there for the weekend and camp out in exactly this spot. Then we hiked all over this area. I saw my first owl here and I remember the little twitter of woodpeckers. I miss that sound and sometimes I even park at the end of the street, roll down the windows, and just SIT and LISTEN! Isn't that funny? Finally, the second was paid off and the lot sold a couple of times. It also stood empty for many, many years. The current owners built a house hill up on the hilltop and just recently added this barn. I often drive by it to see what's going on. It is a beautiful area, but I would prefer something that wasn't so rocky! Old Mr. Garner one time said "Oh, yes...the SNAKE PIT" when my husband told him about our lot! HA!~ And, that IS where hubby ran into a rattlesnake one time. I'm glad that the current owners are enjoying it and that I still get to drive by! They painted the fence and added dog-proof wire to it, as you can see. I'm hoping they will give me many more years of viewing pleasure! Friday's Fences for March 8, 2013. This isn't far from where I board my horses, so I'm up that way every weekend. To visit Friday Fences, please go to: http://lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.com/