Beautiful blue water
After that it was on to 100 Mile House, then a long drive down a dusty dirt road to the Kelsey family homestead! Kelly and Ed have 80 acres of countryside- fields and forests as far as the eye can see- and on it, they've built themselves a home.
My darling friend and the land she loves
DRT Springs- the house that Kelly and Ed have built- is off-grid. They power it with solar energy, get their water from a well they had drilled, and they heat it with a gigantic woodstove. It's a work in progress, but what a lot of progress they have made!
We took lots of walks around the property. Isn't it breathtaking?
Fancy pants chicken coop, built by hand.
All three Pugh boys are on me to get chickens, and I am just about ready to relent and say okay! Sawyer especially loved going out to collect eggs in the morning.
Kelly and her pride & joy,Spice, the horse she dreamed of having when she lived here in the city. Isn't that a great fence? Kelly built it herself!
Alan and Shayleigh hanging out by the campfire. Our second night there, we roasted almost two full bags of marshmallows!
Checking out the lay of the land.
Dylan loved riding his bike on the long, long driveway!
This is what you see when you drive along Kelly's road. Pretty nice, huh?
Old friends reunited and BBQing on the back porch
We all had a great time. The kids were so happy to see each other and play again. They were outside all day every day, getting absolutely filthy in the woods. Alan and Ed drank beer and Kelly and I drank gallons of tea and got properly caught up. It was a fabulous visit, and I only wish it could have lasted longer. I can't wait to see you again, Kel! I miss you already. xo