THE TALLY IS OUT!! IS HE DEAD OR ALIVE?????
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This was the culmination of all our cabin building over the years. Trying a different notch for joints on each cabin. It was so much bigger than the other small cabins that we were able to have divided rooms and some privacy for us all. 1985 is also when our road got completed because of mining problems on trail to our end of property. It was like a new start being able to be connected to the rest of the world. Made trips to town, villages, berry picking, and visiting friends much easier. The miners liked the new state road as it got them closer to their mining claims.
I do miss my homestead cabin or lodge as it was called when we became an equestrian and big game hunting lodge operation after 1988. Since Les has died, the cabin isn’t being maintained as it should be. New owners aren’t taking care of the place since they didn’t put their heart or soul into it. Things like this just break my heart but guess is what was meant to be in God’s plan for my/our life.
As most of you know, my kids & grand kids have built a small cabin on a five acre plot at the edge of the property so that we don’t loose our tap with nature and all that we had built in that valley. So it still is called the Cobb Valley even though it has a proper name of Minook Valley. I look forward to spending some time each year just enjoying the peace & quiet of that country but miss all that it has to offer living year round there.
In 1985 til 1988 Les & I with Cara long started an adventure of sailing after he earned his captain’s license. Buying our boat in VanCouver, BC Canada we s…ailed the pacific ocean down to Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexcio. Was probably more dangerous feeling that homesteading in a way that you are just a speck in all that ocean 100 miles off shore. A killer wave could swamp you instantly and no one would know or care. Frightening! I truly feel the mountains and trees help one to feel much more safe and secure compared to that open ocean. Challenged my faith & my trust in Him for sure. You better believe on nights with no moon you prayed and played your christian music!
In 1988 Les & I started our big game guiding business with horses so needed to promote our business at the sport shows around the nation. To do it right we bought an rv to travel with all our business & personal needs at hand. It is an exciting & fun way to see it all. Yes, we had our home on the ocean & on land. What challenges.
My life was truly blessed beyond my imagination as a young adult starting a family. Les made sure it was exciting and never a dull moment. If he was bored he would always come up with another twist at adventure. I would never give up my worlds of homesteading, sailing, rv travel as they all added to life at it’s fullest. I must admit though, the valley was the most beloved of it all. I have a void in my life not living in that valley with all it’s way of nature, mystery, adventure, satisfaction. I think it is the basic and pioneer way of life that is most rewarding to me. Knowing God was in the middle of all of our adventures in this lifetime!! Simplisity at it’s best!!