We have been on a crazy sort of journey for the last year. That in a very roundabout way brought us home to our land, a New Homestead and New Dreams.
This December, Daniel and I purchased our long desired dream of twenty acres with a house and outbuildings.
Wait, let me pinch myself.
Yes, we have our property! Ready for all our homesteading and permaculture plans to be fulfilled.
Hard work and sweat, here we come.
I have a year’s worth of things to tell you all! I took pictures all the way through this crazy adventure of a year, and plan on sharing it.
Last spring, Daniel and I decided to rent our investment home in town, remodel a fifth wheel (customized to fit our family’s needs) and move to my parent’s land to save money, and speed up the process of buying our next homestead.
Off we went on a spring and summer of adventure. We sure had a lark, setting up camp and outdoor living areas.
We made a beautiful permaculture forest garden in my parent’s woods and even mastered cooking pizza on the Barbecue. It was a summer of camping, swimming, gardening, projects and small road trips. All while we lived frugally and saved money.
It was a season of memories, the best kind.
We lived without the internet for the last year and lived to tell the tale. Even cell phone use was sketchy on my parent’s property.
Living tiny (AKA The fifth wheel) has it’s up and downs, most of the time I liked it. I love the freedom it brought us. Spring, summer, and even fall were great because we spent so much time outside, on the other hand, I was a little nervous about the up and coming winter. I thought, “I hope we don’t get cabin fever!”
New Homestead New Dreams
Our plan was to live 1-2 years in the fifth wheel, or so we thought. It was a cold December day, and we had just winterized our tiny little home on wheels when a friend told me about twenty acres with a house. I told Daniel about the property but was not that excited about looking at it. I just did not think our homestead would just plop into our lap like that.
However, Daniel thought we should just take a look at it. I’m so glad we did! It was the right price, location and had so much potential.
It still seems like a dream.
All winter long we have been making plans and sketching designs for the house, gardens, and outbuildings. We want to do everything at once of course, so we must break down our ideas into bite size pieces, putting priorities into place.
There is still snow on the ground, and all I can think about is baby ducks, gardens and painting rooms in the house. There is much to be done on this new property. We could let it overwhelm us, but Daniel and I both agreed that we are going to have fun fixing this place up, and enjoy the journey. Dream big and live in the now.
So, I leave you…… Dreaming of gardens, ducks and the sun on my back.