I didn’t want to jump ahead to where we are today in the building of our lives and the 4,000 square foot Quonset home or as my husband Bill calls it, The Maxwell Hanger,” but I absolutely want to show pictures of some of the benefits of living here.
One is food from the ground that we walk on. Our source is Matt, and his wife Renee, who in addition to having full time jobs they farm. Matt who reads the water meters on our 2 properties also dug holes in the ground when the poles and conduits were getting installed last year. A few months ago he stopped in and asked if we would be interested in fresh produce from his farm. We are vegetarians so we jumped up and down, not on the beets he just delivered, but on the concrete slab that we live on.
Yesterday, after our four-mile walk and before we went into Show Low to shop and bowl, Matt stopped in with a delivery of amazing produce. He also tells us how he cooks it, what he adds, and I am still thinking of the produce from Food Emporium in New York City where $20 will get you some tomatoes, apples and perhaps a head of lettuce. We tell him what we are willing to spend and he delivers it to our door. He always gives us a sample of something to try out. In the picture we are in front of a squash that he says the seeds are from the 1800’s and it is an American Indian squash; rare to anywhere in the States. Matt encouraged us to keep the seeds from the watermelon as well as they are very difficult to find. “This is the watermelon you will remember eating as a kid,” he tells us.
We returned home around 7:30 pm-when we drive into Show Low it usually takes at least 5-hours to do everything we have to and get back. Today, we bought a storm door. Tomorrow we will install it.