Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Seasonal Changes

   Well, we're getting a little closer. We've done some touch ups on our house...some paint, new porch posts, new flooring... Our place is now on the market! We have packed up a lot of our personal items that we can temporarily live without and have them stored for the move. We have been keeping our eyes out for a new place but haven't purchased anything yet. When we do I'll be sure to share it with you here.

As the weather cools, I'm enjoying having the windows open so the breeze can move through the house. I love to see the lace curtains flowing and moving in and out as if the the house were breathing in the fresh cool air from outside. I'd usually be harvesting vegetables from our fall garden right now but I didn't plant one since we found out we were moving. Now I wish I would have because I miss it. So, the days are slower and quiet for the most part. We are back to doing our homeschool lessons full time and we've been enjoying some porch time. The leaves are falling, our property is changing and getting ready for a few months of restful sleep. Then it will spring back to life and be full of color again. I pray someone buys this place and enjoys it as we have. It's been a good home. A good place for growing things. And not just vegetables.


Friday, August 1, 2014

New news...

   I apologize to those who read our blog. I have been busy these last several months and I don't see life slowing down for us in the near future. Besides homeschooling and homesteading duties we now have something else added to our plate. Touching up the house and preparing our homestead to be put on the market. Yes...we're moving. The husband has taken a new position with a company out of state so we will be packing up our family and farm and relocating. This is an exciting and heart breaking adventure rolled into one. Life has a crazy way of throwing a curve ball at times. We have thought of moving in the past but we had come to a place where we thought we were going to stay here and bloom where we're planted. Then "Surprise!" ... a nice job offer in an area where we have the opportunity to purchase land at a price that is hard to come by here in Texas. Although we are very sad to leave our friends and family we are excited about the opportunity to start over and enlarge our tents a little. I feel like we are jumping out of our comfortable little nest. Spreading our wings and preparing to take flight.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we venture down this new road. I will do my best to post updates as they come along.


The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father's family, and go to the land that I will show you."
                                                                                                                  Genesis 12:1

Monday, January 27, 2014

Plantin' Taters


Howdy! It's been a while since I've made a post. A long while. I'm a bit behind on posting all the latest goings-ons around here and I hope to catch up over the next week.

We enjoyed beautiful weather Sunday. It was cool and sunny. During the afternoon we decided to put some potatoes in the ground. I purchased a 50 pound bag of red potatoes over a week ago and I've been itching to get them in the ground. I'm hoping we have better luck with our potatoes this year. Ants have been a huge problem in the past. Hopefully we will have a nice harvest in a few months. I have big plans for added pantry storage so I can put up more food than ever. Keep checking back for more updates on the homestead!