- Beth Tharp
Way out West
Updated: Sep 30, 2021
Greetings from the West!
Our family recently had the opportunity to step away from the farm for a week and visit parts of the Western United States. We are so very grateful for the opportunity to spend uninterrupted time as a family exploring God's breathtaking creation.
We were filled with awe as we witnessed mountain meadows filled with wild flowers, a bald eagle soaring over head at a high mountain lake and bison herds in the Black Hills region. Our daughters were eager to run the prairie grasses, see the iconic Mt. Rushmore, and drive a team of Percheron Draft horses pulling a covered wagon at the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead museum. Educational opportunities were not amiss as they gained Jr. Ranger status as several parks and learned from scientists about fossils and paleontology, observing the night sky, managing wildlife and our natural resources, and historical pioneer life.
As you can imagine, our farm and animals back home did not take care of themselves while we were gone. We are very appreciative of the team that we knew we could trust to take good care of everything back home while we explored and savored our time together as a family.