Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Farm Family At Last!!!

We now live in the sticks and man are we happy about it!!!

A miracle for our family happened the end of 2008. We were able to move to the country and get a little family farm/ranch. YEA!!! Okay so calling it a farm or ranch may be a stretch because we only have two dogs and five chickens (probably not enough animals to call it a farm), and we don't have a garden only a few trees with pecans, apples, and citrus (probably not enough food growing here to call it a farm). Oh well its a work in progress and soon we hope to have a few more animals and a nice sized garden real soon.

Neither Scott or I have ever lived where there are no street lights, side walks, sprinklers (we have irrigation), or where your neighbors have deer, goats, turkeys, cows, and horses. Its AWESOME!!! I know we're in for some big surprises as we embark on our attempt to be country folk, but we're going to be smiling the entire time even when we look like fools because we don't have a clue as to what we are doing.

Here's a picture of the backyard. The last few weeks we've had a great time playing kickball, Frisbee, throwing a boomerang Scott found while visiting his parent in PR, and of course chasing around the dogs.

This is one of our two pastures and I plan on getting some horses and cows to fill them both up. Part of me would like to also get a mini cow to put in one of our smaller pens. I've heard that they produce milk (a lot less than a full size cow) and they are only the size of a calf. Sounds about perfect to me, and it'll give my kids an opportunity to do some real work.

I want to document the whole story of how, why, and when the move happened but that will have to happen in another post because its time to get back to school with the kids. It's going to be a great day.


JWilsonPix said...

Im soo jealous!!COngrats!!

How fun for you all!!!Im definetely waiting to hear more about it all!!!

RPH said...

WOW! I cant wait for more updates! How exciting!

These Are The Days said...

I've been wondering where you've been, a move would explain the lack of blogging! Hope you enjoy your new home. My husband really wants to move to an acre so we will probably put our house up for sale soon. I just don't want the stress of showing the house all the time and moving all while in my first year of homeschool. Hey, you survived a move your first year of h.s. maybe I could too. :)

Tricia said...

Congrats!!! How fun! So glad you made it happen. You are an inspiration to me. Any chance you'll be in Utah in March for the Forum? I'd sure love to see you again! (and you always have a place to stay, of course!) Glad you're back!

Martineau Family said...

I am going to be at the Forum in Utah. We'll have to connect!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't see the pictures!