Somehow, it’s been over 8 months since my last post, which I believe was shortly before our family took a vacation to the Missouri Ozarks. In the intervening months, we made the decision and moved to the Ozarks. I couldn’t even begin to explain how that all came to pass, except to say that things all worked out when we needed them to every step of the way.
Here’s a quick preview of some of the things we’ve been up to since we moved, all photos completely unedited due to a slower internet connection than I’ve been used to
The only room in the house that looks somewhat pulled together. If you don’t look at the floor.
The one room in the house that didn’t need to be painted. (except for the trim, some day).
Goodbye to honey oak cabinets. Now we just need some drawer pulls and cabinet knobs.
Tomato and pepper seedlings, just waiting for the danger of frost to pass.
The Taterbug and the one large fowl chicken that moved with us. Somehow we missed her when giving all the big chickens to a friend.
Daffodils? Jonquils? I know they’re not tulips, crocus, hyacinth or iris, but they are all along a fence line, and I can’t wait to see them open up.
One of the most level spots in our yard, we hope to grow pumpkins, corn and melons in this spot once the ground warms a little more.
Green buds on the lilac bush. That means spring is coming,right?
One raised bed down, one to go. We hope to be able to use these as temporary greenhouses in early spring and late fall, and as regular raised beds during the growing season.
The chickens have settled in nicely, and all came through the move in good shape.
Oscar the cat who was here when we moved in, and who has decided to tolerate the other cats and Boodie.
A batch of baby chicks in the brooder, because I can no longer imagine spring without them.
New TV stand, can’t wait to get busy painting it. And the subfloor that is so much better than the carpet. Let that sink in for a moment.
We are settling in, getting back into the swing of schooling and living, and eagerly waiting for eggs to hatch, calves to be born, and warm soil for the garden.
On a completely different note, I love reading Herrick Kimball’s blog, and wanted to share that his book is available for $.99 as a Kindle Download. And I don’t get a thing for saying so.