Update: 2 December 2018
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.
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