Daily Archives: December 4, 2015

Like buzzards descending upon a carcass they land. Snatching, grabbing, screaming! The sounds of horns honking are enough to drive a saint insane! Now, flip over in your mind, to a place with utter silence. The only sound in the winter, the coyotes howling in the distance, the gentle (well […]

Gift Certificates

The first holiday of the season has come and gone. Before the Christmas season gets any more into full swing I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone out there in Facebook land who have made our year the best yet! And while I know there are many […]

A Family Thanksgiving

The sun is always there, sometimes in front of the clouds, sometimes behind. At times it sits and waits for the wind to move the clouds from its vision, giving it the chance to shine its rays upon us. On those occasions when we get to witness it fighting its […]

A Lesson in Patience

And there off…..the Christmas season has officially begun with everyone out there today standing in line, fighting for all those bargains. Don’t forget the “reason for the season” as you strike out on your Black Friday adventure. If you want to avoid all those crowds give us a call, I […]

And their off…..

Last night’s full moon was known as the full “mourning moon”. In old days, this moon was seen as the last light before the cold days of winter set in. A time to let go of those things we don’t want to take into the new year. During this time […]

Mourning Moon

My favorite part of the upcoming holiday season is the music. Ask anyone who knows me, I start playing Christmas Carols the first of November!! One month just is not enough to get in all that beautiful music. My most favorite is a song off my Donny Osmond Christmas CD! […]

The Sound of Christmas

Is it time to do the Christmas thing again?!?! A day spent cleaning out the barn resulted in a clean barn and Christmas hats for the livestock! Toby and Max loved having us out there with them, especially since we put new hay in the chicken coup and had to […]

Christmas….a Goat’s View

Be Thankful for what you have, those who dwell on what they don’t have never seem to have enough. Be Thankful for health, family, friendship. For a warm place to sleep and food to eat. Take in all the good that is in your life and hold it close in […]

Be Thankful

Solitude. Change is in the air. Storms from the previous evening have passed, morning fog ushers in a cool morning. Surrounded by silence being moved about by the gusts of wind off the bluff. Time to recharge and reflect. We all could use more time for both. I have the […]


“Deck the halls with boughs of holly…” The advantage of hanging Christmas lights on the lodge here at the Secret is the spectacular view I get to enjoy while doing it! The trick is to pick a warm, sunny November day to put them up! The disadvantage is trying to […]

Deck the Halls!

“What a spectacular view you have!” Many visitors to The Secret have marveled at the breathtaking view off the bluff, over the valley, but most see it during the day. To truly experience its magnificence you must see at night. A crisp, clear winter view is a sight to behold! […]

Star Light, Star Bright

Sitting in the darkness of the lodge, surrounded by the warmth of the Christmas lights. “Silent night, holy night All is calm and all is bright”. Memories of Christmas’ past flood back filling my heart with joy. My Christmas wish, that we treat each day like Christmas. Giving to each […]

Season’s Glow