Category: Our Homestead

If You Want to Make God Laugh…Tell Him Your Plans

If You Want to Make God Laugh…Tell Him Your Plans

Woody Allen, while funny, was also spot on with this quote. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Because inevitably, things change. The minute we think we’ve got it all figured out, we get turned on our heads. Not that that’s always a bad thing. This property…this property has tested my perseverance. It’s tested my patience. It’s tested my dream. But in the end, I know it’ll be worth it. I can see Jack’s bare feet slapping the hardwood floor in the kitchen. I can see our chickens grazing in the yard. I can hear the […]

It Is With A Heavy Heart…

It Is With A Heavy Heart…

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. As many of you know, I have been absent from my regular posts for the last few weeks. I have been taking that time to mourn and process the loss of what I had hoped would be our forever farm. If you hadn’t seen it yet, we put in an offer on a beautiful fixer upper with 63 acres. We got approved by the bank, put in the offer, got a quote from a contractor for the renovations, and met with a structural engineer to verify the house really was […]

It’s Official! We’ve Put in an Offer!

It’s Official! We’ve Put in an Offer!

  So it’s official! We submitted an offer on what could be our forever farm today! To say we’re excited is an understatement. The tax records say it was built in 1900, but I see no sign that there was ever a fireplace for heat, so I sincerely doubt that. I’m thinking 1930’s is more likely, however all of the electric has been updated (at least slightly – there are no glass insulators that we can see) within the last century, so we can really be sure. We’ll have to pay a visit to our local courthouse or library to […]