. Big changes people, that’s why it has been so quite around here, Daniel and I have been contemplating for over a year if we should move. We built our home debt free, but we still had a big land payment left on it. We want to buy our next place outright, and it will give us the room to farm and do the things we want to do.
We moved to our beautiful land five years ago now, and it has been one of the most life-changing experiences we’ve ever had. Stretching us, we have grown. We have learned to live so much simpler and happier lives. In the process of the journey to simplicity, we realized the need to own our land debt free. It makes things so much easier.
It was a hard decision, which now seems quite easy. We moved to a home in a rural town, which is below our budget and something we can realistically pay off. So our next move we can buy our land outright.
We have big dreams, and I believe we can take all that we’ve learned and apply it to our small lot in town, and flourish.
The old ways, food production, and simplicity, that’s what is staying with us. You can take it anywhere!
Living off-grid is a lot of hard work (good hard work), and I believe it made us hardier and robust. We learned to work on our homestead. Now that we have a few amenities, we plan on using our time wisely. We want to incorporate video on the blog too, and we are working on some big projects. We look forward to keeping you in touch with our homestead dreams and daily life at Forgotten Way Farms, gone urban or should I say Small town?
Now for the best news yet… We are having a baby! Our youngest is eight, so this is going to be pretty amazing for everyone. We are thrilled. I’m due in June, and now twenty-four weeks along.
We moved into our new home in January 2014. I must say, one thing about being pregnant, I NEVER minded our outhouse until I had to start visiting it about a thousand times a day. Indoor plumbing while pregnant is indeed a luxury.
I will post more on all the ends and outs of our new life. But I’ll leave you with what my husband said on the about us page, so fitting to the new changes in our life.
“Now looking back, I can see how off-grid living has opened a world of rich and vibrant colors of experience to a plain canvas of life. Resourceful and creative problem solving have opened a spectrum of colors and joy to our life. Instead of just giving in to disappointments we now take inventory of what we have and address the situation. Our story is the journey of our eyes seeing new colors for the first time.”