Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A New Chapter

There have been lots of changes in our lives and I am sorry to say that I have thoroughly neglected my blog lately.  We made a difficult decision to leave the farm and move on to a new adventure.  We just came to the realization that living 45 minutes to an hour away from everything was just not practical for our sanity or our financial situation, especially since there are two children in our household who still want to play a lot of sports.  So, we started searching for an acceptable solution, one much closer to town.  We settled for a little brown two-story, very old farm house on 1 acre.  We are still sort of "country", definitely still secluded.  Unfortunately, I had to give up my horses and my beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset over the pastures.  We do still get to see cows and horses on the drive home, the 10-15 minute drive home instead of the 45 minute drive home!  We still have a few chickens, but the larger livestock will have to wait a while. 

In spite of all of this, we do not regret for one minute the decision to move to the farm in the first place.  It was a year none of us will never forget as long as we live.  We had the education of a lifetime out there.  We have a brand new appreciation for all things, good and bad.   We now know that we can do it.  We can survive without the hustle and bustle of modern life.  It was a hard, fun, humbling, exciting, wonderful experience. 

Now, to catch up on our life's happenings over the last couple of months!

My little Daisy became a brownie and I became her troop leader.

We went trout fishing for the first time.

It was absolutely beautiful there.  Perfection in nature.

The water was so clear, you could see all the fish in it.  I guess they could see us too, since we didn't catch many!

We didn't catch enough to keep us alive, but luckily I brought a cooler full of food, and we were with great friends who are much better fisherman!

We got to watch our favorite hen hatch 4 eggs! 

We were very sad to leave our beautiful garden and all the fun that went with tending it.

especially the heart shaped tomatoes...

Store bought tomatoes don't even compare.  We have already picked out a place for next year's garden!

The best news of all though is that we now have real Internet, not slow, unreliable, limited country Internet.  Do you know what that means?  That means I can upload as many pictures as I want!  Yay!

I'll finish up today by sharing some Fall themed pictures I took of my beautiful babies.

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog! So sweet seeing all of the pictures of your family too. Thanks for all of your tips on my blog. You are much farther ahead of my on your journey. I'll take all the advice I can get!