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... and stopped in West Virginia. I must confess that I LOVE New York. There is something about that state that fills me with joy everytime I visit no matter where I seem to go. Perhaps it is the rolling hills, the rocky cliffs, or the huge I (heart) NY signs but I always find myself smiling as I visit or pass through.
It is interesting to see the countryside with no foliage on the trees. Just like Nova Scotia, the number of houses goes ...
... person had a dish to prepare. We sat down to a feast. It was all so good.
Finally it was time to say farewell to this group of friends. We had come together as strangers and were parting as friends. I am so glad I got to know them.
A special thank you to Werner for your kind note.
And special thank you's to David and Jan who let me use some of their pictures for this blog.
Four members of the group were assigned to work with the school children coming to visit the village, and the others were going to work on putting up a fenced area for the Alpaca's to winter over near the maintenance sheds. A couple went to put the animals in their respective locations for the day.
Stewart entertained the children — third graders — by engaging them in the continents and populations. They talked about hunger in the world and the ...
... a food native to the particular part of the country they were visiting. David helped to build a cage for the chickens at the Guatemala house. We all put in some time helping to ready the village for the first group of students to visit from a Washington County school. The staff at Shepherd's Spring were very excited about hosting a school from their own county for the first time!
Our day ...
... them hasn't caught on here. Lack of government initiative? Or just a lack of sense of community?
There's a mix of houses along the road. Some old run down farmhouses alongside some newer houses as well. And here I also see for the first time some aggressive home construction going on. Random developments all along the highway--even though the housing market is still depressed nationwide.
The reason? One ...