Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Settling In, and Getting Busy!

Dear Friends,

We've been officially moved in for less than two weeks here at our new home, but we've already done quite a few projects and improvements.

Here is the new floor in the girls' room, after we pulled the old carpet out. They laid the whole thing themselves (with the help of their ten-year old brother!).

We brought along the stray cat that adopted us in Springfield (on the top stair), along with our cat Ginger. They were exhausted after the long car ride!

We've been exploring the woods around our home, and getting busy cutting down all the invasive Amur and Japanese honeysuckle that has taken over (You can see a small one next to the tree below~ we still have hundreds to cut down).

We've put up a couple of bird feeders and discovered just how many birds there are in this area! I've never had goldfinches come to my feeders before, but there are plenty of them here (along with a purple finch).
We have found digging bars come in handy when digging holes for things like clothes line posts (we've also found that they're really heavy!).

The lawn on the side yard is going to be our kitchen garden, so we are using our old moving boxes as a grass-killer, holding them down with some of the many rocks found along our dirt road.

The sunrises and sunsets here are quite beautiful, casting a colorful blessing on our little homestead-in-the-making.

If I haven't stopped by to visit my friends' blogs lately, know that I am thinking of you, and will visit soon!



Thursday, February 1, 2018

We've Moved! (Almost)

Dear Friends,
We are so excited to have found a nice home on four acres for our family! We closed on the house last week, and the children and I camped out there for a few days to rip out yucky carpet,

Put on new flooring. . .

. . .tear down walls that should be doorways, 

. . . and begin the task of covering the brown walls with something a little more light.

                   We've also gotten to know a few of our neighbors, including this little guy~

We'll post more pictures once we get truly settled in, but until then, may you have a wonderful weekend!