Monday, January 17, 2011


Both of us California natives, we believe that Winchester, Idaho, provided us our country 'dream home' ... not fancy, but comfy. We do ministry here. We're close to our kids & grandkids (all who live 45 miles down the mountain from us). We also have been able to write here, producing over 120 published books ... his, hers, and ours. 

Joan Matthews' Deer Buddy

Joan Matthews found her country dream home too ... in Oregon. She sent us this photo above of her deer buddy for our Country Life Captions feature. Here’s what she has to say:

“These big guys only come up to our deer fence, in the rut season.  This guy comes once a year.  Other times, we have quite a lot of tame herds, of does and fawns.  Although we only have one acre, it is my dream come true to live here, after being raised as a city girl.”

”We live on the largest subdivision in the U.S., but it is quite wild and rugged.  It is ‘Crooked River Ranch.’ * There is a cougar that comes through twice a year.”   

“We overlook the cascade range, with 2 rivers on either side of us, deep in canyons, that look like a mini Grand Canyon.  We are in Central Oregon, near Redmond, Oregon, which is in high desert country.” 



* Crooked River Ranch is 12 miles northwest of Redmond and encompasses app. 12,000 acres. A planned unit development with residential sites from one to more than five acres each. Includes a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, ball field, clubhouse, canyon palisades, deep gorges and the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers.

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