I feel like almost everything I think about and everything I talk about is the house lately. I'm consumed by each step of the home buying process. This is my first home. The biggest purchase I've ever made. I'm excited and scared. One week from tomorrow, if all goes as planned, we will be spending the night at our new home. I thought I would take this post and show you a glimpse into my non-home buying world. The sun setting as we were driving home from our of our adventures. A damselfly chilling out with our garden gargoyle. Strawberry harvest! Gage and Drake - that water was incredible cold. Kait and Cora at the waterfall. Gage and Cora - there's so much iron in the water it is turning the rock red.I am missing having our garden this year, although it is nice to look out our back window and seeing our trees and bushes thriving. I am thinking that toward the end of this summer we will build the raised beds for next season - to fill with compost...I'd also like to build a strawberry tower for the berries - I don't think they are digging the pots they are in.
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.