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soooo...a beautiful day in arkansas!!! actually we have had two wonderful wonderful days to clean up after all of the winter rains we have been given...and what did we plan for those days?  we PLANNED on working on homestead for 1/2 day; and REALLY spending the rest of the 1/2 day working with the horses (which we haven't taken the time to do since moving here last april).  

woke up sunday morning and one of our neighbors shows up with his power washer to wash our back deck for us...which needed to be done and required lots of moving and rearranging...BUT, point being, it was something we mentioned we needed to get done...months ago...and well...it's done  :)  yesterday...another one of our neighbors shows up on his tractor to get our horse trailer so he could weld the back bar that broke during our move last april!!!  we had been invited over to his house for a little dinner party friday night, and i mentioned that i was so excited about the riding season coming up...and well...he remembered that the trailer was broke...so, he just came, hooked it right up to his tractor, and took it to his shop and fixed it....LOL

thing is this...ya just never know...i have never lived in a place like this...we are all one big family here...and learning to lean on each other...is a new thing for me...it is what made this place so special...it is why, when we moved, and were headed for montana...we stopped here...and stayed.  it just, for us, had every thing we knew we had ever wanted in a place and as it turns out...everything we didn't know we needed in a place...and every day is a new day...and although there are days we may not have...we have yet to do without!

and what of our precious young man who sprayed the porch...see, he has never had the opportunity to be around horses...and he is a little wary of them...and he wants to learn to ride...WE GOT THIS! :) and although we planned on working for 1/2 day in the dirt...we didn't :)

as for the one who had the dinner party and fixed our trailer...today, i am taking them 4 orchard boxes that i brought from my dad's farm...very special to me and his wife mentioned friday that she wished she had a few...she has such a knack and love for crafty things...and a peach cobbler with my frozen peaches that i know he loves.

ya just never know...do ya? :)

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