Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Monday, April 6, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
So today's the day. In a few hours, the movers will arrive to take all of our large furniture (including our beds) from our old house to our new acreage. It's a day that most of our family has looking forward to for several years now. The gravity of it didn't really set in until the last couple days.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
new 10-acre plot that we just purchased has about a quarter of an acre (100x100') that the previous owners used for gardening. That's obviously too big a garden to manage without either a large team of people or some mechanized assistance. The family from whom we bought our acreage also had a 1952 Ford 8N tractor that they were willing to sell us, so that sent me on a three-day crash course of not only figuring out which tractor to buy, but also what implements would be necessary and how to use them. Here's what I learned.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
put aside any hope of building our dream home and focused our efforts on finding an existing acreage home that would suit our needs. We looked at a lot of options online, visited a few of them, and even made an offer on one great place that got rejected. Finally, just two days before Christmas and nearly four years after we bought our empty lot near town, our offer was accepted on a nice, 10-acre home out in the country.