It all started when I said I wanted a pole barn or structure of some sort near my future garden to serve as a place to wash produce, dry herbs, store tools, and get out of the sun. Then, my partner Tim starts talking about timber frame structures, how sturdy they are, and how properly built and sheltered from rot, they can last for centuries.
The Ski Patrol is a hardy set of people (see the feature photo of Jim and Jim, both in their 80's and some of the most experienced set of patrollers on the mountain!) They are at the ready all day as they ski to handle any emergency that occurs, whether it be a kid who lost track of their parent, someone buried in an avalanche, or someone who hit a rock and broke their femur (really happened a few weeks ago).
I'm really wishing I had access to a bathtub right now, as these yummy-in-my-tummy bath salts are smelling so good, and I'm thinking about a romantic valentine's day bath with candles, rose petals, (or, in this case, Calendula petals!).