Welcome to my neck of the woods
I built my first dulcimer from a kit, from Cripple Creek Dulcimer in Manitou Springs, CO in late 2007 (the one on the far left). I have been playing ever since the build was done in early 2008. Self taught as it were. Love to sit on the porch swing when it's warm enough and strum away. Also dabble in beekeeping. Gets harder and harder for me to keep them over winter, but I keep plugging away at it.