Well, here it is. A year ago today was the last day of getting ready for the movers to arrive. My husband and younger daughter were already out here for several weeks. My older daughter and I spent those weeks continuing to purge and pack and get ready for the movers. We were exhausted. In … Continue reading Looking back – a year ago today
Before I go into today's events, I wanted to share this photo from a few days back. I had been watching the birds at the feeder and noticed some much bigger birds under the apple tree. I don't think I've ever seen so many robins, all together (there were several more that I was unable … Continue reading A Good Day – and critters!
When I started clearing out at the spruce grove, my husband was able to get a picture from the living room, as I was dragging the downed tree top out of the bush. So here is me, in my grubbies. A decidedly unflattering picture, but then, this kind of work isn't pretty, either! 😀 The … Continue reading A bit of manual labour
As I had hoped, some deer did show up today. Hungry Girl and Barbecue came by, though Hungry Girl never came to the feeding area. She disappeared somewhere behind the house, then I saw her again walking by in the background to go through the garden, and that's it. Barbecue came to feed on what … Continue reading Deer Thoughts
As we are settling in to our new home and going over the immediate property to see what needs to be done, we've been having discussions about what we want to do over the next few years. Gardening isn't likely to happen this year, unless my daughters do some planting. At least not any deliberate … Continue reading Thinking Ahead
I hope you have been able to take time out this first Sunday of Lent for focus and reflection. With all the crud that accompanies a major move, I find it's always a good thing to pause and look at WHY certain choices were made. Unfortunately, in our case, the why of things is more … Continue reading Critter Pictures
Now that we've been here for a couple of months, I've looked back at some things. Now I want to look forward. I had some idea of what would need to be done here before we moved in, and not a lot has changed. Ultimately, what this house really needs is a top to bottom … Continue reading Looking Forward
Deciding to move involved weighing the positive and negatives, and figuring out if it was worth giving up so much. Here are a few of the things we will be gaining by moving out. Family. This was a big one for me. Though the farm itself belongs to my own family, and my siblings all … Continue reading The Trade Off – things we are gaining
Since I posted yesterday, I've learned that not only were we not able to have a tower installed to get internet at the farm, but not even dial up is an option. The laptops are too new, and incompatible with it! Meanwhile, today is our last day with our internet and cable package at my … Continue reading The Trade Off – things we’re leaving behind
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