LLZ Ranch is the headquarters for my outdoor life nurturing prairie wildflowers and growing organic vegetables. It’s also the impetus for many of my poems and essays. It’s been my home base for the past thirty-five years while I’ve commuted twenty-five miles round trip, to the county seat, for my job. When I retire, the ranch will continue to be home base. I’d like to explore more of my state, country, and other parts of the world.