Many moons ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS while I was trying to get pregnant with our first son, Gage. Each month we were on rounds of fertility drugs and artificial inseminations. We were waking up each morning to track my temperatures and all the ups and downs that go along with infertility. Each month we'd hope that we'd see the two blues lines or two pink lines on the test saying that I was growing another human...and....NOTHING. It took us over a year of trying to get pregnant with Gage, six months with Drake and three months with Cora. So now, I feel like we are going through the same ups and downs with home buying and frankly...Well...this month was a bust. There is nothing we can do to make things better. We had our lender look into our credit report and see if we paid certain bills how that would affect our actual credit score. Ya' know...to give us the 9 points that we need...but apparently the only thing that will help us is time. She said that she will pull our credit again in another month (middle-end of April) and maybe we will have the nine points...but then again we might only have five...or as luck would have it, maybe our credit scores will be less. Who knows?! For now - we just keep chugging along and paying bills (ON TIME) and continuing to save money.
In June of 2011, my husband, three of our five children, our Black Lab (Blue) and our four inside cats (Freak, Fizzle, Rusty, and Bella) and three rabbits (Luna, Midnight and Winchester) have been living at our 1.3 acre farmhouse. We’ve been working on converting the land back to a farm. Since moving here, we’ve acquired a Great Pyrenees (Ollie), a number of outside kitties, a handful of goats, a couple sheep, a couple alpacas and bees/chickens are scheduled to arrive Spring of 2013. We also planted a number of fruit trees on the property (and plan to add a few more) and have been working on putting in gardens to grow as much of our own food as possible. We certainly aren’t experts in any of this, please join our adventure as we muddle through becoming farmers, beekeepers, shepherds and more.