Hillbilly Zen – That’s me in the corner….

Having lost my “religion”, it’s time to focus on regaining my Zen.  I wish I had some big honking epiphany to share with you, but I don’t.  It feels as though I’ve been asleep, ala Rip Van Winkle, and just now am starting to wake up again.  So while I clear the cobwebs, here’s a quick update.

The battle with the tourist spot was won – farm management is now in new and much more capable hands.

My “old man”, Tuck, passed away.  I’ll write about it later, because even though my heart is still broken, he left this world on his own stubborn terms, and it’s a damn good story.  There are a couple of new additions of the canine and feline persuasion, and the three red-legged devil horses are fat and sassy.

Me, I’m just fat, but I can see sassy from where I’m standing.  Talk to you all soon.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shoefulofdrool
    Nov 24, 2014 @ 21:28:14

    Glad to hear from you again!


  2. m lewis redford
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 10:45:02

    Good to hear you back – it’s funny: your previous post (April 2013) was the one that appeared in my reader, not this one; I’m sorry to hear of your loss, my love to you both


    • hillbillyzen13
      Nov 25, 2014 @ 11:35:19

      Thank you, M., for your thoughtful comment. It’s my fault the order of the posts was wonky. I’d made a couple of them “private” while job hunting, and forgot to change the dates when changing them back to “public”.


  3. Humbled Pie
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 16:14:37

    Here’s hoping that these holidays are full of pleasing memories as life moves on.


  4. likeitiz
    Nov 25, 2014 @ 18:32:57

    You’re live again! Good to know!


  5. Curt Mekemson
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 11:18:40

    Always good to keep an eye on sassy. 🙂 –Curt


  6. Russel Ray Photos
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 14:44:14

    Nice to see you back after that very long break!


  7. coastalcrone
    Dec 04, 2014 @ 16:54:21

    Now I have your post’s dates sorted out! Glad you are back and will look forward to more posts. I am glad it worked out for the animals you were defending. Sorry for your loss.


  8. fairytaleepidemic
    Dec 29, 2014 @ 00:50:23

    I’m so sorry to hear about Tuck *huggles*. Lost two fur babies myself in the past month. And *high five* on winning that battle from April ♥


    • hillbillyzen13
      Dec 29, 2014 @ 12:44:30

      Thanks, chicklet *huggles backatcha* I’m sorry to hear two of yours crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Sucks, right? Thanks for the high five, too – the critters out there are soooo much better off now.

      Have I mentioned how awesome it is to be in contact with you again, and how proud I am of you? Well…it is and I am. 😉


      • fairytaleepidemic
        Jan 01, 2015 @ 01:31:34

        Sucks big time! >_< LOL, well the feeling is mutual mama hen. ♥ Matthew and I kept asking each other if anyone had heard from you for awhile there. We were getting a bit worried and we missed you. Also, I just wanted to wish a you very blessed and happy new year. xo

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