Me and the Mrs have been helping a friend and neighbor repaint the rooms of an old farmhouse the last few days. It's about 8 miles out in the country to the location. The ride over yesterday reminded me of why, in spite of all the complaining about the length and severity of this years winter, how beautiful Bluff County can be on a frosty morning,.
Far below, in the valley of Bear Creek, lies our destination. This home was in the hands of a pioneer family for well over a hundred years. Now, a descendent of that family, our friend, has built a new home further down the valley. When refurbished, the homestead will be home to a family of renters. Small and nothing fancy, surrounded by hills, there are lots of memories in the place. I heard a few while working the roller back and forth . It has a beautiful view which is priceless. Yes, we went birding a few weeks back, in warm and sunny Florida. Truth to tell, though, Bluff Country has been my home now, for almost fifty years. And I still love it.