Krista, cousin Beckie and Eryn
In May of 1989, we sold our dear little house in Tenmile and drove to Reserve, NM to our new "home"...a line shack at Pueblo Creek (the only place available for habitation Gary was able to find for us). He left BLM for the Forest Service and we had to rent for the first 6 months. I was pregnant with Jessica. I think the horses were the one thing that preserved our sanity, at least the girl's and mine. They were 12 at the time and deeply immersed in the saga of Snowy River (the movie) which they watched by night and lived by day. Jess was born in August (5 1/2 weeks early) and decided early on that she would make life even more miserable for all of us, being very colicky and in general, not exactly happy to be living in Reverse. These are the ONLY photos I have of Billy during that time.In mid-January, during a blizzard, the cowboy managing the ranch decided to evict us (we found out later, he was also managing a goodly sized marijuana farm in the back 40 and probably feared the girls would chance upon it on one of their Snowy river rides.