Albert Einstein said, “There are two ways to live; you can live as if nothing is a miracle or you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
I fall somewhere in the middle. I decided to call my blog “everyday miracles and mayhem” as I have plenty of both in my life. My miracle is that I am here, living and breathing everyday. I was diagnosed with a “terminal” illness in 2001 which has now been upgraded to incurable and progressive. That’s progress. I have good days and I have bad days but the miracle is that I have days.
I fulfilled a lifelong dream in August 2010 buying a five acre hobby farm in my hometown, Auburn, CA, site of the historic gold rush in the Sierra Nevada foothills. We moved there with a U-haul truck full of chickens and added two donkeys, some goats, and many more chickens. After replacing the old barn, adding a pond and irrigation, animal shelters, chicken coops, hundreds of feet of fencing, clearing weeds, fixing leaks, etc, we decided to move! The new Buck ‘n Run Ranch is a 120 year old farmhouse on five acres just seven miles down the road. I love this place so much. It is full of history and character. Every day I wake up here is a good day.