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By: Virgil Butler

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Saturday, 5-Nov-2005 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
Another reason I won't leave here...

Facing downriver toward the bridge
Facing upriver towards the rapids
Facing across the river to the other side
Part of the riverbank in beautiful fall colors
Our permanent campsite we keep on the riverbank
Because of all of the fallout we have had to endure because of my loud mouth, there have been quite a few people suggest that we move elsewhere to do our work. Besides the fact that I am just stubborn enough not to be run from my home (if I was a coward, I would have never spoken up!), this place here is just wonderful, and Laura and her family are more than attached to it. Six generations of her family have been on this place and in this river. There is more to that story, but I try not to involve my family or hers in something that we do anymore than absolutely necessary. They really have nothing to do with our work, so I try to protect them from being targeted. Doesn't always work, but I do try.

Anyway, I thought that these beautiful scenes taken from our riverbank speak for themselves as to why we all find this particular place such a wonderful paradise worth staying for. I hope you enjoy them. The offer is still open for any activists who wish to come and camp out to take a break from it all and live in a peaceful environment for awhile to come and visit. As you can see from the pictures, we even have a tent that stays set up, just in case someone wants to come and stay. And there are more placed in other, more secluded locations, not to mention acres and acres of National Forest that border us that you need no one's permission to camp in...

A very beautiful and peaceful place to be. At this time of year, we get what the locals call "the leafers." Thee are people that drive all the way down here simply to look at the leaves changing in the forests. October is the busiest time of the year for tourists. The local Lum 'n Abner Museum and store/post office (where I get my mail) makes more money in the month of October alone than in the rest of the year put together. It is what gets them through the rest of the year. It is truly that beautiful around here.

I am serious about anyone wanting to come and camp out. I really could use some help building the chicken expansion before winter sets in. It's really important that we get this done.

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