Looking Back (Robin grew up at Windridge Farm)
I've just put up a new chapter up about my early farm adventures on the Writings From Windridge Farm site. It is a continuation of the auction story I posted a few weeks ago, but in a roundabout way. So when it doesn't seem to make sense, don't think that you're lost (or that I've lost it)--just keep reading. (Click here if you have no idea what this Windridge stuff is all about but wish you did.)
I also thought I would answer some questions and clear up a few details.
1. I lived on Windridge Farm from 1995 until 2000. I do not live there anymore. I now live on the farm you see in all of the Daily Farm Photos with my farmguy Joe (and our collection of critters). It is located in southern Missouri in an undisclosed spot that is even more remote than Windridge.
2. These stories were all written between 1996 and 1998. They are excerpts from ten issues of a newsletter I published during that time called Writings From Windridge.
3. Many of you have suggested that a collection of these stories would make a great book. That's exactly what I want to hear because a book has been my plan all along. The newsletter format was a good way to break down the project into more manageable chunks.
4. So if you are involved in the book publishing world and like my writing--yes, I would love to hear from you.
5. I still have the 1967 Mercedes I brought with me from California, though sadly I haven't driven it in years. It is white with bright red interior, has the biggest trunk I've ever seen, and is named Stella.
6. And as for the anonymous commenters who have apparently been making bets among themselves (!!!) regarding certain details of my personal life, I can only tell you that the ex-husband is alive and well and not buried in the back forty (this isn't a murder mystery). And we're still friends.
Now to the story. Click here to go straight to the new post. Click here if you'd like to reread the last post, "SOLD To The Little Lady Over There!" Oh No!. And click here if you want to go back to the beginning. Enjoy--and thanks for all of your feedback.