Here I sit after nearly a week in our new home wondering if it's right to be so delighted with everything! We wake up every morning and think -WOW - WE LIVE HERE!!! It feels like a bed and breakfast without the rest!
Out of every window there are views of trees and fields and gardens and beauty. It's quiet except for the sounds of birds, the wind and the occasional tractor or hay wagon driving by since it is the height of the summer haying time. The house itself is all nook-and-crannie-like (or crooks-and-nannies I'm not sure) The floors are crooked and creaky, nothing is level and everything is old and wonderful. I LOVE old houses (and I will save the troubles-we've-had for another day!)
I can hardly believe how much we have accomplished in the past week. Almost every box is unpacked that made it into the house - the garage is another story! It looks like home and it's beginning to feel like home.
The kids got right down to the-important-things. They built a swing in the tree in the front yard yesterday - today they hung the hammock. Earlier today I went outside to see what they were up to and they greeted me with the words: maybe-you-will-want-to go-back-inside-mom. Hmmmm...what are you doing? In order to get the rope for the tire swing over a V in the tree they were using a crowbar as weight - yikes! But this time Mom came to the rescue - with a silver medal in discus many years ago - I mangaged to get the job done in only four throws. They cheered and now a tire swing hangs ready for some fun.
There is lots more work to do but for now we have telephone, internet and NO TV. Hurrah!
Sorry no pictures yet - I can't seem to get them to load today!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Dreams come true!
I am a mom to many and a wife to my best friend. We live on 10 acres of heaven on a small farm that needs lots of work and will keep us busy for years! We love people coming to visit, animals and the peace and quiet that you can only appreciate after living in the city for 20 years. I love to write about our adventures in homesteading, country living, food storage, canning and emergency preparedness. Please feel free to share any information from this site in part or in full by giving credit to me as author, including a link to www.adventures-in-country-living.blogspot.ca