Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Our house has been on the market now for a month, officially. And consistently a party has requested to see it each. Wednesday. afternoon or evening. Some may call it a coincidence, but after 4 wednesday showings in a row I'm certain it's a God thing.
Today we had 2 showings, 1 party who came through last week. wednesday. So the interest is there, we're just waiting in God for his plan.
Much love and rejoicing,
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We first connected their current pasture to the pasture in the trees. They had escaped the dry lot a few weeks ago, tearing down the latches in the back of the dry lot and running through the trees. Our neighbor tracked down T, and he anxiously called me announcing their status. The girls and I drove to the barn, and the horses ran up to the truck. Needless to say, they knew they were out and had done something wrong. So when we opened the back of the dry lot and told them to check it out, they ran - thinking they were free. They ran from fenceline to fenceline, unsure about the changes (fence construction) that had occurred since they last were in the area. I love to watch them run.
T and I took a couple of days to put in posts, with the aid of my dad for childcare and general labor. I was scared of the corner braces, but after the first we got the hang of it...we think. Anyway, they haven't fallen down yet.
This is one of the edges of the fence. We chose Premier 1's Intellibraid and Intellirope, 2 strands of each. They are meant to be electrified, but we haven't gotten around to that yet. So far, the horses respect it. *knock on wood* :)
Monday, May 9, 2011
T borrowed a sliding fifth wheel hitch to try with our trailer. So during this glorious bit of rain Monday night we decided to try a new spot. I don't know about you, but we kinda like it.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Derby Day, yesterday, Nana made us some great hats to celebrate in. Girls, never lose your willingness to celebrate!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
My garden is up and coming. I picked up a bunch (set?) of onions at Family Farm and Home this past weekend. Sweet! And they are planted. Double Sweet!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Improvisation - the name of the game. Good thing that anything tastes good over an open fire. We made Tonkas (aka Hobo Pies) with tomato sauce, seasoned ground beef, and the occasional string cheese standin for real cheese (which i forgot in the fridge at home). And accompanied this hunky sandwich with homemade AppleSauce.
I didn't find the PAM until after the first Tonka was toasted. It takes a little bit to get into the swing of camping again, gimme a break.
It didn't matter too much, soon the swingset arrived. For Christmas Opa and Oma bought the girls' swingset stuff. We are super excited to have this out there for them. They have been such troopers this winter, hanging out while we feed and clean.
So pretty! The slide is still coming, as well as a climbing wall for the far side, some rings for the middle, and a rope climbing net (or something) for the near end. But the girls (and mommy and daddy) now have swings and steps! And with a swingset this size, they'll grow into it for years!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
And that's the upstairs...except for pictures of the girls' bathroom, but it's just that - a bathroom with a tub. And no windows, so the pictures turn out notoriously horrible.
In all, our home has turned out well. We really enjoy the space, and if it was located on our 16 acres I believe we'd be a lot closer to perfect. But, reality is that the drive over to the property twice a day wears on the girls and I, and even T in the winter when all water is gone in the pasture, the water on the outside of the pasture is frozen and then after we've poked holes in the ice the water pump dies...or the hose is frozen...ah, the joys! I feel awful about leaving the girls in the car during feeding times. I know, right now, that we are ok where we are at and we are so thankful for this home that God has given us. But we also feel that God has big plans for our property, and we know that we want to share what God has provided us with as many people as we can. And grow animals, and share that. And grow vegetables, and share that. And we feel that God is behind us, helping and guiding us. So, in that light, we have posted for sale signs in our front yard and are praying. And we thank you for your prayers! We'll keep you updated, every step of the way!