Where to begin? I had the bright idea of starting a blog to keep track of the progress on our new place. Unfortunately, I've been too busy to do anything on it yet! We're in the process of moving from 1/3 acre in town to 40 some-odd acres (of blackberries, scotch broom, and other brush) well outside of town. Some friends think that's awesome, and others want to know why we'd want to do something like that. Why? Many reasons. We are both country kids who like our privacy. We love the idea of not having a direct line of sight to our neighbor. We want to raise our own meat and have fruit trees and a big garden. Why quite so much property? Can you say "land owner preference hunting tags"? I'm looking forward to clearing some game food plots for next fall. Oh yeah!
We've been struggling for 3 months to make the place livable. We've installed all new flooring, built a hearth for our new woodstove, painted all the walls and ceilings (I stopped counting at 25 gallons), built a huge dog kennel with fully insulated dog house, built a huge woodshed, repaired everything and anything, cleared a ton of brush and dead trees, and so on and so on. The constant back and forth has been wearing on us, but we're hoping to finally move in next week! Cleaning up the place has been an adventure... Everything from finding huge piles of broken glass, dragging the magnet to pick up pounds of nails/screws and other random bits of metal, and general cleaning. I've had a few yuck moments. We are getting there, though.
Here's to hoping I can keep this blog updated. I want to be able to look back and see how far we've come. We'll see how successful I'll be.