August 4, 2022 Hello from Ryan & Amanda! It’s been a long time (since spring 2021). Lots going on! We’re both doing fine, working and playing often. We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary this year with a trip to Eureka Springs! Amanda’s going through some health issues but often has good strong days, and she’s still writing history articles for the farm and drawing greeting cards to raise conservation funding for projects here. Ryan still works at Ozark Natural Foods as their IT Manager. Anne is doing well, too! Fawn is still taking good care of Anne’s farmhouse and yards. Archivist Tony has organized the archive collections brilliantly, and the New York collection is on its way to a museum to be preserved and shared. Unfortunately, Solo passed away last year at about 16 years old, we miss him so much. We endured the summer’s drought, despite our 550 gallon cistern becoming too low, and are now flush with rainwater for washing, cleaning and drinking thanks to recent rainstorms.
Here’s our photo-based update to what’s been happening at the Historic Johnson Farm, and our latest Ripples projects: