Stuck in Paradise
The intricate paperwork that has had to be collected, assembled, notarized and perfectly coordinated into packets having to do with my hubby and I, our pets, our vehicles and the stuff we’re taking with us down to Mexico has taken a lot longer than I guessed it would.
During these past 2+ months we have been staying in the original cabin of the Seldom Scene Farm property in rural Franklin County west of Lexington, Kentucky. It is an unassuming little house nestled into some of the most beautiful land I have ever seen. Our friends, Paul and Lindy Huber keep it alive with animals and wildlife and manicure its pathways in a way that accentuates the splendor.
It helps that Paul is part of a family business that sells and maintains the tools necessary to do so (Central Equipment) and Lindy’s passion for art, design and beautiful animals (www.LindyHuber.com) plays a major role in what gets trimmed and how. The result is a farm unlike any other I’ve ever been on.
It is a kind and happy place where the lambs dash about in nutty playful groups and fluffy alpacas casually strut about surveying the rolling hills. Ducks, rare quail, Great Blue Herons and bunnies silflaying (from the book “Watership Down” meaning munching grass at dawn or dusk) dot the landscape and turtles amble along from one amphibian mecca to the next.
I should have taken a lot more pictures than I did so you could see and every nuance but instead I discovered that I was drawn to snap the view I had several times a day as I would walk the drive from the cabin to the pasture where my horses were staying. Like Monet’s haystacks I came to realize that though it was the same every time, it was also different.
I got to make a painting of the farm while I was as a token of our gratitude to the Hubers for their generosity. I’ll blog about that next.