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My wife Teresa Wild and I live in a 100+ year old house in the wee ghost town of Spences Bridge on the Thompson River in British Columbia, Canada. Our home was built by world-famous ethnologist James Alexander Teit who became an important ally of the indigenous people of this region.

Geographically, this part of the country is considered to be desert as we get only about 10 in. of precipitation per year. Plenty of sunshine, along with adequate moisture provided by irrigation, makes our area well-suited to a wide range of agriculture, including vegetables, fruits and hay. Cattle ranching is popular in the region as well.

The mountainous landscape surrounding Spences Bridge is stunningly beautiful and we never tire of exploring its many mysterious features. Wild sage is plentiful and is the indicator species for this bioregion.

Many aspects of life in "The Bridge" are reported on in a local news and views website I produce called The Rattler, accessible via the link button below.

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