This is the e-mail Beate wrote when
we first arrived, beginning of May:
"We made it across the 2,500 miles
and arrived here yesterday afternoon.
The nip of winter is still very much in the air, the snow line at
5000 ft is just above the meadow. I always forget how truly beautiful it
is here, and how quiet. No cars, no planes, no people, nothing, I walked
across the pasture this morning at sunrise, and could hear nothing but
the birds and the creek. Spring is just about to arrive, the trees and
shrubs are just now budding out.
Two more days of this tranquil getting settled, and then the horses
come back and Keela will go for her first surgery. "