We went down and visited my brother
and his family.
They are living on the ranch that
my sister-in-law's great grandparents homesteaded.
There are other such places,
but I am always in awe of the fact that
these buildings have lasted over a hundred years so far.
Of course the buildings are easy to notice,
but there are so many other things.
What caught my attention upon heading
back out to a ranch was that
I didn't realize that we have mostly
mechanical latches today.
On the ranch, it's usually some form of wood or wire.
That got me to noticing other signs of a lost era.
And of course~
the necessary house.
It's fully functional, stocked, and used at times.
There are signs of progress though.
I am still amazed how we can create an oasis
in the middle of the high desert.
It was a nice visit, beautiful weather, & lots of laughs.
It does make me kinda homesick for the ranch though.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches