Starting July 1st, this is going to be my view out my front window. There is a nice big window that I plan on putting a comfy chair in front of so that I can always just go sit and look out here when I need to.
We went out on the weekend to take some boxes from our current home and to store them in the shop. Our renter won’t be out until the end of June and my house is so small that all the boxes are starting to get in the way. We thought it would be easier to slowly start bringing them out. So while there I took lots of pictures to share with you all. That’s Mr. Sandra’s shop behind the truck there. Used to be a two door garage but he has all his wood working equipment in there and the well house is inside. He’s excited to get back out there and start making things.
The house is about 30 or more years old and needs some tender loving care. Repainting, windows replaced, roof and fascia work but all in all it is in pretty good shape. I have tons of dreams of decks, gardens, flower gardens, rock gardens and firepits. But it is all going to take some time because all of it is a cost and a LOT of work. This picture is taken from where we store the trailer looking towards the house. I took close ups of it but not going to share them all here. Will use them as before and after pics .
This was my garden about 6 years ago. It hasn’t been used since. I’ve got some cleaning up to do. My plan is to actually make this into a Chicken coop area and raise layers and maybe some meat birds. I love love love fresh eggs – especially when I know what goes into the hens . I feed them healthy stuff and keep them free roaming. As much as I can with land that will have bird dogs running around and coyotes I suppose as well.
Mr. Sandra has a mile long list of things to do but building the chicken coop is at the top of the list. So my new garden plans are to have a raised garden, like the square foot gardens, in a tiered fashion. All with a fence around to keep the deer out. I can’t have a huge garden because I just won’t have the time so until I’m ready to have a big one, the smaller square foot type will suit me just fine.
This shows the back of the house. There are no decks anywhere around this home and I really want to build something nice and cozy back there. and out front. Eventually I’d like a hot tub cause we are going to need it after a day of working out there. That’s my little man Mr. Aiden who I had over the weekend. He hates bugs and there were a lot of mosquitos out and he eventually ran back to the truck and stayed in there. I’ve got toughen up that little man.
My biggest concern is that I still work full time in the city center. I’m going to have a 75 minute one-way drive each day. I’m not going to mind it so much in the summer as I know a ton of shortcuts through the country to get back and forth but in the winter I’m going to hate it. I know that now. And I can’t take any of the shortcuts because it won’t be safe. I’ll have to stick to the well travelled roads. Since I am in IT, I can work from home if I need to but my boss won’t like it if it becomes a habit. However, living in the country is something I love and as long as I don’t stress over the amount of work to be done and the drive, I will LOVE being out there again. Difference in my life this time compared to the last time I lived out there is that Mr. Sandra is retired and can help out around the place. My Ex, worked with me in the city center but when we got home, he didn’t do anything. It was really tough on me.
My current home in the city is going to be taken over by all my kids. My son, his GF and my lovely little Lilyana, along with my daughter and her BF will all be sharing the home and taking care of it. So in the winter if it does storm while I am at work, I will always have a place to stay.
I’ll keep you updated on the renovation progress of this place. Can’t get inside yet to see what it looks like but I know the renter has painted it and tore out most of the rug and put down hard wood. I know she painted it pretty dark so will see what needs to be done (if anything) when she vacates. Hopefully we can just move in with little work.
Look who else I got to see on the weekend. That is her daddy behind her. She is standing but not walking yet – time flies doesn’t it…. She is a daddy’s girl and when he is around there is no one else in her world. In this picture she is looking at Katie. She makes strange to me still, even though they come over every weekend so that I can see her and she gets used to me. I can hold her now but as soon as she see’s her dad, she wants him and if she can’t see him she cries. They are going to have issues this little family….
I hope you all have a fantastic week!