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Four Country Gals story highlighted at Agriculture Proud

What’s windy, dusty, abused, short on water, and fairly isolated? It’s where you’ll find us, the Four Country Gals, tending our little flock of sheep, tiny herd of goats, and a couple thousand square feet of garden.

 

Yeah, we’re small, but we’re awesome.

 

Over the past eight years, we’ve taken our little piece of “paradise” from a waste land to a beautiful little garden and peaceful site. Not for us, but to help with the mission of beating back a “food desert” in SW Utah, specifically, Iron County.

 

We’re all retired from stressful careers. Mom was a business owner for years. Bev and Cindy were both law enforcement officers, and additionally, Cindy worked as a pilot for a small inter-island air service. Shari owned her own business for 20 years.

This is the opening to a guest post I’ve made at Agriculture Proud in honor of Ag Day,

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Going on 5 years later…

It’s been quite an adventure. Bev has graduated from Senior citizen bus driver to Enterprise school system bus driver. That’s a much better gig, as she’s off from the end of May until the middle of August. Also, she only works four hours a day… much better for both her mental and physical health.

Cindy’s back has finally caused her to quit working and get officially “disabled”. She’s still able to work on the computer, and if we don’t push it too hard, she can still climb up on the haystacks, and garden.

Mom has completely recovered from all her ills, and is back “in charge” of our lives. At 81 she still does about 90% of the cooking.

Shari has had a big health scare and adventure, culminating with open heart surgery, and a pacemaker. She now feels better than she can ever remember.

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  • Goats helping photographer
    Hey, we'd love to help you take your pictures.
  • Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014
    Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014.
  • Cindy feeding Chaffhaye
  • working in the kitchen
    Bev recording milk weights, Shari stirring the Cajeta
  • The first two little doelings.
    The first two little doelings.
  • Mom with Thor
    Mom is cuddling our new buckling, Thor.
  • cargo trailer
    Our Farmer's Market cargo trailer.
  • Hand digging trench
    Shari pitches in and digs up broken water line.

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