Category: The Cabin

Cute Chicks and Raw Factoids. 2

Cute Chicks and Raw Factoids.

The other day we had our first birth at the cabin! (This is an iPhone snapshot. Seriously! And in case you were wondering that big pink spot on the chick is the thigh, nothing is wrong with it. Seconds later a big clawed foot popped on out, connected to that plump pink thigh.) In my garage at the old house there was a hen sitting on eight eggs in a box in the back of the garage.  I waited until the...

More Life Out Here! 0

More Life Out Here!

After five (yes, count them FIVE) long calls to Windstream and two tech visits to my house the internet is working again.  Who knows how long it will last.  It’s slow, but I don’t care as long as it comes on. The issue seems to be that the firmware in my modem–the new modem they gave us–needed to be updated, but no one told me until call number five. Why would it take five different people and two different techs to tell...

5/15/2013 0

5/15/2013

I feel an extreme sense of peace about living here. I’m typically a fairly anxious person–and don’t get me wrong, I am still anxious about being alone all night with the kids because it seems like things always go wrong at night and I just need another set of hands or another adult for reassurance.  I hate being in charge of everything all by myself in the dark when the world is asleep! However, this house and this land just feel...

Awkward Goat Moment. 3

Awkward Goat Moment.

 Had an awkward moment this afternoon. We were petting the goats when one of them managed to shove her head through a square in the fence!  It was kind of funny at first, until we realized it was actually completely stuck.  When she tried to pull her head back through the fence her horns would catch and prevent her from getting out of the headlock position. This was when only one horn was through the fence square.  Soon both horns were...

Things and Things. 1

Things and Things.

I am completely overwhelmed by moving and keeping up with daily chores. Moving is going ever so slowly.  It pours rain all day for the one day off Tyler has each week.  Every single week since we’ve had the lease! We can’t seem to get the fencing set up, which means we can’t move out there for good because we can’t leave the animals here alone.  I’m so frustrated! I wish Tyler could just take a week off, but he doesn’t...

Gloomy Day. 0

Gloomy Day.

We seem to be stuck in a pattern of one nice day, followed by a week of rain and cool weather. Yesterday at the cabin, it was actually this color outside.  Gray.  Blue.  Rain. See that white gate?  That’s the last neighbor on the “street”.  Everything beyond the fence line there is her land.  Everything in front of it is…MINE. One of my future lawn mowing crew, out of three. Rosie standing in the road. We were going to a princess...

Say What! 5

Say What!

See this cabin? THAT IS MY NEW HOUSE! (That little person in the grass is Ada.) At the driveway there’s a neighbor’s field.  The field is full of goats–maybe 15 of them.  They came running, bleating hello. Pregnant goats, nurslings, and man goats with long beards.  Pure awesome. Ada said, “That goat isn’t right Mama.  He’s got rectangle eyes!” All goats have eyes like that kiddo. Almost every house around has chickens and roosters.  The neighbors over one more field, also...