Ellen, Ron, our daughter Sharon, and our son Steven, November 2007.
Sharon and Derrick were married in October 1994 in our back yard. They now live in Charlottesville, Virginia, a 25-minute drive from our house.
Our grandsons, Sharon and Derrick's sons. Leo is on his way to 6th place in a regional 1.5 mile race, Simon reads with a warm Bagel pillow. Leo Calvin Stone was born on 14 December 1999, Simon Henry Stone was born 23 February 2002.
Simon, Leo, Derrick, Sharon, 2012.
Steven and Laurie were married on 1 May 2009. They live in Eugene, Oregon.
Steven and Laurie in Peru, June 2007. For information on their work in Peru, see the Las Vidas Mejoradas Web page.
We live in the Rockfish Valley, Afton, Virginia. Our house is at the base of the smaller mountain under the word "Blue".
Our house in summer and winter
We see the Blue Ridge Mountains from our garden.
The Rockfish River runs behind our house.
In spring, the redbud trees bloom in the woods all around us.
For more photos, click on the links below.
In 2010 we put an addition on our house. Photos of that process are here.
Over the summer of 2011, Ron built a pond outside our house. Photos of the pond construction are here.
We love to garden. Here are Ron and our friend George, proud collectors of a truckload of manure (from our neighbor's cow pasture). Then Ron tills the manure into our garden beds -- and here we're gathering some of the pumpkin crop the manure helped grow.
Here is a collection of 13 photos showing our garden from spring to fall.
We see lots of deer in the fields around our house. Unfortunately, they like our garden a lot.
Ellen and Ron enjoy their tandem, February 2002.
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