Mountain Valley Living – April 2011

We can’t thank you enough for continually  reading Mountain Valley Living, whether you are reading online or reading our magazine in print.  We are seeing the vision come together for Mountain Valley Living and the charm I have come to believe is just that, mountain-valley living. We write articles for the rural people, who enjoy simple lifestyles, the hunters and fishers, the adventurers and the homemakers, the goers and doers who make up our little corner of the world. We are quite a group who enjoy the mountain-valley lifestyle. The mountains are ours to explore and the valleys nearby welcome us and welcome opportunities to visit the mountains too.

Mountain-valley living is a lifestyle I would not trade. Whether you can enjoy it for a lifetime, for retirement or for a vacation, welcome!


Melissa Wynn has shared in the vision and direction of the magazine. She contributed this poem way back when and has been writing articles for us ever since.


By Melissa Wynn

A nesting pair of barn owls live in the tree next door.

There’s no stop light on the way to work, but I pass Lake Almanor.

Sometimes the water’s choppy and low clouds hide the view.

Other days it’s smooth as glass, Each day is something new.

My town doesnot have fast food. I always have to cook.

I’ll trade the convenience for my ‘kitchen window look’

There is Dyer Mountain, cloud topped and draped with snow

Come spring it will be emerald green and a-hiking we will go.

A deer in the yard is normal; they are barely shy,

Hawks and Eagles, Canadian geese, always flying by.

In the evening the frogs and crickets play a serenade

We sit beneath the apple tree and listen in the shade.

I know most all my neighbors, some for 30 years or more.

If I miss the high school football game, someone knows the score.

They know who did the yelling and who did the forgiving

Pull up a chair and join us… It’s just Mountain Valley Living.