After reading my husband's blog, Marxwell's House, it reminded me to look over the last few posts of 2010 and the first few of 2011. Seriously, what a difference a year makes. A year ago, we were adjusting to having seven people living together in a two bedroom apartment, with mostly terrible neighbors in a not-so-great neighborhood. We were dreaming of our forever home, with some land for our livestock, gardens and honey bees. And....here we are...kinda.
After so much stress and time and paperwork and happy thoughts and fearful thoughts...I'm sitting here in our Blue House on the Hill, in the living room, with my children snuggling by the Christmas tree, watching TV...thinking about finishing touches we need to do over the next couple of days for Christmas (almost ready).
We bought the home, on 1.3 acres (not a ton of land, but enough) and we are tremendously excited about what this spring means for us. The addition of our barn and pasture, our sheep, dairy goats and angora goats, installation of our hives, creating and planting our garden space and more.
We've already begun our compost pile and are recycling. We found the amazing deal of 1100+ free canning jars, which should set us up for putting up foods. We've been working with breeders to locate the best animals for our needs. We've created our list of chicken breeds and just need to place the order when we know when the coup will be ready for them. The wheels are in motion, just hoping that the time schedule and finances catch up to the plans :-)
I hope all of you are doing well and I want to wish everyone that is reading a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Safe New Year.
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