After Many Years, I’ve Returned Home

I bought 24 acres of Vermont woodland and built a 12X12 cabin with my mate so we could stay warm and dry for the winter. The cabin and an Ashley wood heat stove worked in tandem to accomplish my mission. One morning in the snow I discovered bear prints immediately outside the long window I had installed.

Fast forward to this August when I bought 40+ scenic acres in northeastern Washington. One perfect summer morning, I unexpectantly found myself 30 feet away facing a brown colored bear. I believe I awakened it. After seeing each other, it moved back into the wood, and I returned to my truck and slowly moved on.

In a strange way, I feel that I’ve completed a cycle.