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Trading the Welsh Countryside for a Ranch in Wyoming

Trading the Welsh Countryside for a Ranch in Wyoming

LifeStyle
My horse was ready to bolt — his ears pricked, his muscles tense. A few feet ahead, a herd of wild horses stared back at us; they’d been unaware of us for most of our ascent from the valley below. Horned lizards shuffled in the sagebrush beneath us, but my horse’s gaze remained locked on his untamed brethren.Moments later we were galloping at full speed beneath the rugged backdrop of the towering Absaroka Range. We fell in line with the back of the herd — alongside the foals scrambling to keep up with their mothers — and were bombarded by chunks of earth flying up from their thundering hooves. I squinted to keep the dust out of my eyes. A herd of pronghorn watched from a distance, well camouflaged among the gold-tinted grasslands of the Wind River Indian Reservation’s high-altitude plains....
House Hunting in Wales: A Historic Farmhouse for $1.2 Million

House Hunting in Wales: A Historic Farmhouse for $1.2 Million

Travel
A Four-Bedroom Stone House in Wales$1.2 MILLION (875,000 POUNDS)This restored stone farmhouse dating to the 16th or 17th century sits on about an acre of land with ocean views in the hamlet of Rhosson, a coastal community in western Pembrokeshire, Wales.Known as Rhosson Farmhouse, the 2,479-square-foot dwelling of whitewashed stone, with a thatch and slate roof, has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and is accompanied by an array of stone outbuildings totaling an additional 1,288 square feet. Listed in the United Kingdom as a Grade II* historic building (“of more than special interest”), the two-story home was renovated in 2010 using traditional methods, and is notable for being one of few remaining homes with a round “Flemish” chimney, said Richard Hutchings, who owns the home with his wi...
A Curious Golfer, a Lawn Mower and a Thousand Hours in Lockdown

A Curious Golfer, a Lawn Mower and a Thousand Hours in Lockdown

Sports
But golf can be found within this DNA, too. According to the website Golf’s Missing Links, which documents more than 2,000 courses that have been lost to time and the landscape, a nine-hole course first existed in Rhayader from 1908 until its abeyance around the time of World War I. Then, in the mid-1920s, a new nine-hole course was opened on a separate site about a mile from the town center, eventually closing in 1968. Another course on a third site failed in the 1990s, shutting after a few years.Powell remembers parts of the defunct second course from his youth, when he would trek over the hills with his pony. “Ever since I was a kid I’ve always been fascinated by man-made stuff,” Powell, a farrier, said. “So if I’m walking over hills, I’m always fascinated by, say, an old house, and I a...