When my husband first told me he was offered a job in Spearfish, South Dakota, I cried. At the time, we were ranch sitting near the Wind River Range in Wyoming, after having spent a season working in southwestern Colorado - now we were moving to South Dakota? Does anyone even live there? Where are the mountains? What if we hate it
Needless to say, I had a lot of concerns and preconceived notions about what western South Dakota was like - none of which made me want to move there. However, it was a permanent job that would open the door to permanent jobs elsewhere - and by elsewhere I mean somewhere beautiful with mountains, forests, and charming little towns, anywhere besides windswept South Dakota where the cattle population is greater than the human population.
Doubts and dithering aside, my husband and I decided we better take the opportunity while we had it. We packed our things and moved to South Dakota, with absolutely no clue of what to expect. Whitewood In March
We arrived in the…
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