This Week on the Lost Coast

This week I suffered from severe llama-envy

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..or is he an alpaca? I can’t tell the difference

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But I love these guys, they always look like they are cracking up over some awesome joke, don’t they?

When we start living here full-time, I’d love a few llamas (or alpacas?) running around. Goats too. Goats are just awesome.

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Moxie is soooooooooooooo artistic, isn’t she

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Guilty as hell, too, and she knows it

 

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can I hear an “amen” for washable markers?!!

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Micah found a caterpillar on the fig tree and just about dissolved in bliss

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He was trying to identify the caterpillar according to its markings, then put the caterpillar on the mulberry tree and, dig this, brought his ipad out to record the caterpillar crawling on the tree! If our internet connection was smidgen faster, I’d post it for you, but right now you are kinda outta luck, sorry

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We played with others this week and floor me already, but it was FUN. Remember how I said how it takes time to make friends here? It does, it really does, for me anyway, but I like the people SO MUCH whenever I actually do interact with them. I like their parenting styles – definitely like going back in time to the 80’s, but with a decidedly crunchy bent. I mean, people here let their kids relax and be kids – and in this space, the kids really do have the wherewithal do that, it’s a safe place, a community in ever sense of the word. But the snacks are like, carrots and cukes grown in the back garden! Handmade cheese!

I die, you guys. I diiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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Our kids like each other.

Oh sure, they try and kill one another sometimes as well, but overall, they really do like each other.

This makes Mikey and I happy. (not the killing part. the liking each other part)

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Mac-Q needs one of those “reasons my kid cries” books to be written with himself as the star

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Oh man… he cries because he wants his boots – he cries because I give him his boots. He cries because he wants to be carried – and carried and carried and carried – and he cries because I’m carrying him. He cries for this and that and that over there and then by golly, he’ll throw in an extra wail for good measure

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I think he was crying here because I was wearing a skirt?

Anyway. That’s going on with him!

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The “bawk bawk girls” are laying LOTS now! Here’s my handsome nephew with his evening fetch

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That one that he’s holding up is a double-yolked egg. He says he can tell just by looking at the egg now – there are so many of ’em (double yolked eggs, that is)

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We went to town for supplies and I actually took a few pictures along the way.

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Beach lovin’ cows over here on the Lost Coast

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You know, a 2-hour drive in for supplies would bother me in any other place.

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But it’s not a hardship here.

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It’s not, most emphatically NOT like any kind of two hour drive in the San Francisco Bay Area or any other urban area. This is two hours without traffic, surrounded by stunning views and nature presenting herself in full glory.

So I can do this.

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Sunset from our front yard.

Yeah, I can do this…

 – hope you are having a wonderful long weekend and you’ll get to go outside!

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Meriah

is a deaf blogger, global nomad, tech-junkie, cat-lover, Trekkie, Celto-Teutonic-peasant-handed mom of 3 (one with Down syndrome and one gifted 2E).

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4 Comments

  • I’m reading this post at my desk, in my office, in the Mid-West; and I am so envious of the view. Maybe someday, life will allow me to move to the country.

  • What town do you go to for supplies? Looks like the road leading to Ferndale maybe. We spent some time roaming the Lost Coast last summer, that drive from Ferndale to Petrolia was amazing. We spent a lot of time in 1st gear in a 32 ft RV going down those hills, loved it!

    • That’s exactly it! We go to either Ferndale or Eureka. Sometimes Fortuna (for supplies, doctor, etc).

      I can’t even imagine going down that road with a 32ft RV! You have some real guts!

      Did you camp in Petrolia? Out on Lighthouse Road by the beach?

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