The "Summer of Color" Challenge has been so much fun. I think it has actually helped me to make the summer go by faster....cause I'm EAGERLY waiting for fall...(I'm so not a summer/heat person).The color challenges HAVE been challenging as some colors have been more difficult to work with...and I can proudly say....that I have done a layout each week....and not given up...which is my usual style...but one that I need to ditch...forever!!
It's orange for this week...........and my layout features the sheep barn (there was also another barn for the horses and cows) on my mom's family sheep ranch. Her father loved the ranch and his sheep...and was successful...until...the fire...that burned the barn to the ground...and many sheep were lost. Mom remembers her father being devastated by this. He wasn't able to ever recoup his losses from this and it wasn't long until the depression started and he ran out of money....eventually he sold the ranch and moved into town.
The hill behind the barn is named Middle Butte and on the other side of it is Canada. Mom and her siblings could only climb the butte by going to the back side of it. She is still proud of the ranch and what her family had.... but it is tainted by the sad memories of her early years.