A New Beginning

Update: 2 December 2018

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December 2nd and a light snow falls in the mountains of northern New Mexico. A good day for me to be indoors, cozy near the warmth of the wood stove. A good day to pick up pen and paper and write. Finally inspiration! I’ve thought of writing often…but…we start again.

Since leaving the island of Hawai’i several years ago I’ve been on my land in northern New Mexico. The Lower Farm as it is called is a 150 year old adobe home situated on 25 acres of pasture and woodland. There is no indoor plumbing and the only source of heat is wood. Much is how it has been for generations. Preserving the traditions of the culture of the surrounding community has been of interest for years. I have a strong link with the past by living in this old adobe home.

On first returning to the Lower Farm I removed all furniture, artwork, antiquities, artifacts and curiosities that had collected over several decades. Interior walls were patched and painted. The front door opening needed to be enlarged and a standard size insulated door was installed. Other projects followed. My original intent was to develop my land and direct my energies towards agriculture. Small scale farming of medicinal herbs. Realizing the condition of the house and considering my age, my focus has turned to the rejuvenation of this old house. It’s what I’ve been doing. Working on this old house.

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In the coming weeks I’ll share some stories of the farm and other travel adventures of the recent past.

To all my old friends that may be out there – Aloha.

Via con dios, Dohn

 

 

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promoting environmental education, protecting all species and preserving the wild places with art, music and storytelling.
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8 Responses to A New Beginning

  1. Candice Brashears says:

    Glad you are finding inspiration write again. Missed it.

  2. Pit says:

    Dohn!!!!!
    So happy to see you here again: welcome back! And looking forward to reading more.
    Cheers,
    Pit

  3. Alex says:

    Great to hear from you again

  4. Cathy says:

    Aloha! So nice to hear from you after all this time! I look forward to seeing what you have been doing with the old house and hearing about your travels too.

  5. Gneiss Moon says:

    I was wondering what you’ve been up to. Good to hear from you.

  6. Thank you very much. Nice to know you are still there.

  7. It’s so nice to see you again. I’m looking forward to your future posts. I’m very interested in how the house is coming along. Glad you’re back.

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