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24 thoughts on “Photos

  1. Hello Ms. McGaha,
    I just now finished your book. All the way through, I cheered with you and for you, felt the wonder and happiness you found along the way, empathized with the hurdles you faced, identified with the decisions you regretted.
    Thank you so much for writing about, and sharing, your journey. For your honesty and openness, your humour and determination.
    I do hope that your story may return as a movie one day!
    Mary Armstrong
    Calgary, Alberta

  2. Lovely. Thank you for the reminder and commiseration with someone else who lost their house. I, though, ditched the husband.

  3. I’m reading your book now … and loving it! My daughter, her friend and I just visited Asheville to visit Warren Wilson (only a possibility if she gets an amazing amount of financial aid / scholarships for I live as you currently do) and when it popped up on R.E.A.D.S. as a ‘national book club read’ (not certain if that’s correct title) and saw you are in the Asheville area, I thought “YES!” Although my only animal now is a lovely indoor lover of a cat, I grew up farming and so enjoy listening to your stories about the chickens and beloved goats! We had sheep, cattle & horses + dogs we used to muster the cattle. Australia. Big farm. And yes, we had to keep our love of the beasts at bay when the sales, droughts and or floods came. But it all gave me a deep appreciation of the land, animals, flora and the tenacity of this gift of life!

    No, $ never gives us much – it is only a common tool much like a pen, hammer, chair etc.
    Oh dear, I must return to weekend chores now, so know you are in my ears as I do so!

    Many thanks to you for sharing your tales AND the photos! Please post more 🙂

    ~ Giselle.

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed the audio book of your memoir. What a beautiful (and beautifully written) story! Thank you for telling your story, sharing your struggles and triumphs. Thank you for the courage it took, and the joy that bubbled through. I laughed out loud many times. Please, write more!

  5. Beautiful pictures. Any pictures of the cabinets self? Would you be willing to post some? I absolutely loved your book. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

  6. I enjoyed your book and empathized because I’ve faced similar challenges. I now live south of Buffalo, NY in a small chalet that has a mouse problem and is slowly sliding down the hill. But friends and family have been so supportive and I’ve managed to overcome my financial issues all on my own. So glad you shared your journey.

  7. J – I have finished your book! Many thanks for so eloquently sharing your new life with all of us! Clearly you do understand the paramount delights of life. That you bond so substantially with your dear animals, nay, friends, is truly remarkable and inspirational. I find myself yearning for such a lovely encompassing group of human and animal friends! The former I am blessed to have; the latter, well, in my wee little home with no acreage, it shall remain a dream energized by you. Perhaps it may be in my future, and if that comes to fruition, I shall definitely remind all who inspired me!

    Again, immense gratitude to you for taking that plunge and writing it all down and then taking that extra step to publication.

    Warm regards,

    Giselle

      • Thank you Jennifer!
        By the way – are you at a place now where you sell your hand-made goat milk products? And if so, is there a way to peruse those offerings? (a different website perhaps?)
        No worries if not. I am an artist who just must market my wares ~ but I have yet to actually do so as I find it tremendously difficult to part with my creative ventures! (I paint crosses of my own creation – in that I skill sawed them from Masonite and now apply paint in a pointillism style – and I have so many ‘almost’ finished! What a lark is art!

        Thank you for replying to my comment to you, Best Inspirational Woman of 2018!

      • I don’t actually sell my milk products yet, but I would love to some time in the future. Very cool about the crosses you create! They sound lovely. And thank you so much.

  8. I also just finished and very much enjoyed your books. I would love to see pictures of David and your kids. As well as the animals with their names! I think I know which one is Hester but I might be confusing her with Reba. Plus I want to know which goats are which. Thank you

  9. I wish I would’ve seen the pics before or while I read the book. It would’ve helped picture it all. I wasn’t too far off! I was wondering how you all are doing now.

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