Well I just looked and last time I blogged was 4 years ago! Wow! So much has happened in that time. We have bought a house married off a daughter, gained a son in law and 2 grandsons. Another child has grown up and joined the Army. We have bought our house and discovered home ownership is hard work but worth it! I have went back to work after 16 years of being a stay at home mom and hubby has a new self-employed career. The kids left at home are 5th and 7th graders already!
Life goes by us so fast!!!!! This year I am letting about 80% of my garden go. Keeping the asparagus, rhubarb and a small patch for tomatoes. Work is keeping me too busy to tend my large garden. The land won’t go to waste though. I am getting chickens and giving them the space! Yep trading garden for chickens. I will have 8-12 chickens, including 1 rooster to protect the flock. I will be raising the chickens for eggs and when they quit laying we will butcher them for food. I will let the kids name them but I want old fashioned names like Henrietta, Adeline, Bernadette and the such. Look for stories about chickens and chicken raising in my future!
Also, I have gotten back in touch with my crafty side and will hopefully have a place this year to set up my sewing machine where it won’t need to be put away ever again. I am talking about a craft room/she shed. One day in the future hopefully and I will be able to explore sewing like never before, have a place for all my craft supplies and a love seat for friends to hang out on. Maybe I will be able to share some lesson’s I learn on the way with crafts!
Home ownership is amazing! We are responsible when things break or wear out. Having a contractor for a husband is a big bonus. We have pulled paneling off the wall and painted, painted the exterior, tiled the shower and painted both bathrooms with new hardware. My husband just put a new roof on our house last month! Next projects are laundry room and kitchen/living room flooring! I will definitely be posting pictures of those processes!
Please forgive my for my absences. I will try to share life stories more often! God bless and have a great night!