We hope you all are doing well and staying warm this winter! So excited today that the web server decided to cooperate with our internet provider.... for the last 2 months we couldn't post a blog from home at all- thanks for being patient as you wait for updates! Thank you all so much for all the encouraging words and kind comments! We love to hear from y'all and when we think about the prayers and help we have received from you, we are humbled & send up prayers of thankfulness & blessings on you all!!!
We have had a few beautiful days and were blessed to be able to get a lot of work done inside and out of our new little home this past Saturday!! Yeah!
Two friends and neighbors came and pulled boards from tin from an old building and they did a great job. The tin and boards needed to be cleaned up and out of the way for our future garden projects and we will use the old barn tin roof for a well house roof. There should be enough two by fours and other reclaimed wood from the old building for the frame of the well house.
A friend Steve and his son worked on the window trim, they used the reclaimed wood from the old barn, he called it Shadow Box, its really nice they did a great job as you can see by the pictures-hope to get better shots soon!
We have lots of exciting ideas for planting this spring! We will be starting from scratch on this little home place as it hasn't been cultivated or planted in many years!!!
I started a small compost on the new garden site- we put our kitchen scraps in a bucket covered with a lid & take it every time we go to work on the house & empty it into the circle of welded wire. On days we don't have scraps we add leaves, paper or manure, sometimes cardboard as worms love it! A few weeks back, I saw my red wigglers (a type of earth worm) in the compost! Yeah!
Since we haven't got our water system going yet, we set empty barrels and buckets out under the roof of the house & barn, we didn't need to wait long for rain here in our middle Tennessee! Wow did they fill up fast!!! With just one good rain we had more than enough water for watering plants, putting out fires, washing hands and other various needs!! We are so grateful for the rain! Can't wait to make soap with this soft water! We hope to use mostly rain water for watering the garden this summer and its wonderful for washing you're hair too!
Many of our herbs have already been moved to the raised beds we made at the new home place, some are still in buckets and pots, they seem to be hanging in there!
We have set up the campfire so we can make coffee, tea and vittles to have something warm on these colder days while we are working on the little homestead.
We are so thankful for all the work that has been done on the inside and outside of our house- it's been a real blessing!
We have a ways to go - but are closer than we were! Moving-in day will be exciting!!!
Here are a few pictures we thought you might like, as you can see the garlic is coming up! Its a small patch for us but, hey, it's a start!!! Come June we should be harvesting beautiful bulbs of garlic!
Well, need to get these pictures on for y'all!
Thank you all again for caring, praying and all the encouragement you've given!