half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

Views out here. 0

Views out here.

We spent our first night at the cabin last night. Ada coughed all night long, so there wasn’t much sleep involved. Sick, crazy bunny! This weekend we moved some of our furniture–the dressers, beds, and a love seat.  We still have to move the big Expedit shelves, which have to be taken apart and put back together, and the washer and dryer. The house has tons of stuff all over it, half packed boxes.  Everything is still in the scary over...

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...

Ada’s Third Birthday Weekend Recap in Photos. 2

Ada’s Third Birthday Weekend Recap in Photos.

Ada’s birthday weekend started with going to see Disney on Ice.  My parents went with us and bought everyone the tickets. (They don’t allow professional cameras there, sad!  I utilized my trusty iPhone.) My sister got cotton candy and it randomly came with stick on earrings. The girls got $12 snow cones.  At least the cup and spoon straw are pretty cool.  (And dishwasher safe!) The next day, Sunday the 21st, was Ada’s third birthday.  She was super excited. We opened...

Ada’s is three! 0

Ada’s is three!

Ada is sitting next to me wrapping up her birthday weekend with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in bed while watching The Powerpuff Girls. She had too much fun this weekend and passed out before eating supper tonight.  She just woke up hungry at 10:00. I can’t believe she turned three today.  That seems so old! Fresh from the womb! Our new family, when Ada was one day old: Ada at two days old: One week old: Her first birthday!...

Pictures from the past two weeks. 0

Pictures from the past two weeks.

It’s so rainy today!  It stormed all night long and it’s still absolutely pouring down the rain this morning.  Spring! This is the view from my bedroom window.  I cleaned out the garage yesterday and the day before, which is why there are random things in the yard.  I’m not finished cleaning it out yet. And the storms destroyed the chicken pen covers yet again.  Cannot wait to get rid of them and build new little chicken tractors! (These are all...

Spring Photos. 2

Spring Photos.

Things with the house reorganizing are coming along every so slowly doing it mostly by myself. Yesterday I reorganized all the boxes in the POD outside and brought in 95% of the toys.  They’re semi-organized in our old bedroom, the new playroom/office.  I got completely worn out and sore after moving all those boxes.  I’ve been too tired to do any more today! I managed to take the girls outside earlier to check out signs of spring.  We also potted some...