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Realities. 0

Realities.

This quote pretty much sums it all up–though lately just getting up in the morning has been the most difficult part! “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” -E.B. White Between this extra exhausting pregnancy and moving I am totally worn out.  The girls have yet another cold, somehow, despite hardly leaving the cabin lately.  I’m just waiting to come down with...

Beautiful Things. 2

Beautiful Things.

Beautiful things, so many beautiful things. We’ve become regular visitors to the graves. The neighbor, who has lived here her entire life (along with the rest of her extended family) told me that in the 1870’s there was a diptheria epidemic here and the families lost so many members they filled the graveyard. There are lots of big field stones stuck into the ground with no markings on them. Graves of which beloved person?  The people who might remember are long...

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...

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...

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...

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...