|Old buckboard wagon wheel found in the old barn,|
now sitting in front of the new homestead.
- We took the opportunity of a lifetime, to move to Montana and revive the family farm.
- With the opportunity, came obligations and responsibilities that we are working hard to fulfill.
- Two new four legged creatures joined our household family, as well as a brood of rapidly growing chickens.
- Family members not seen for a long time have been embraced again and enjoyed over happy get togethers.
- Adjustments are still being made and having to be settled with (less income, new worries, etc).
- New lessons learned, though hard, yet they come with blessings to lessen the pain.
The Old Homestead:
I haven't had a real good exploration of the farmhouse, barn, and garage, but my dad has told me I need to because there are treasures to be found. Already, my husband found an awesome little trove of antique farm equipment, and the washbasin that we found a picture of my mother and her siblings as babies, bathing in. So much history and my eldest is delighted. He told my dad how much he likes history and old things. He was always more mature than his years when it came to interests.
|My two older boys looking towards the old homestead.|
We now have a kitten named Chloe and a chocolate lab named Cocoa. They were added about a week apart and were born around the same time. They are friends and play, even sleep together! Chloe is already showing she will be a good mouser and Cocoa is good at tracking down stray tomcats and running them off.
|Chad, planting away last evening.|
|My curly redhead, overseeing his daddy's planting.|
|Okay, not so new year wise, but a gas economic Prius.|
So blessings abound! There is so much more, but it smells like the herb bread is possibly done baking, and I still need to sweep and mop, and Lachlan is acting suspicious in the corner, like there might be an impending delivery, then I need to water the garden and get to the post office.... OH! So much to be done!