My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

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Warm Day Turned Blustery

We had great intentions for today: unpacking, hooking up the Kid's computer, organizing the schoolroom, finding kitchen basics like dishes and silverware, visiting the local farm supply store, and more. But... we got up late, dressed for 50's weather (that's what the TV and radio said!), and started the long drive to the nearest town.

The day before, we'd gotten a flyer in the mail for a farm supply store. Our goal for this trip was to check them out to see if they could provide all that we need. They can. Just about. From chicken waterers and feeders to brooders to rabbit and quail food to, well, just about anything a farmer or rancher needs. We bought a big trash can (we needed one), a hobby farm magazine, a package of soy bean seeds and a package of quail food.

By the time we got out, it had started to snow. Not good. We were NOT prepared. Off we went to Wal-Mart, which was next on our list anyway. Even tho not on our list, we grabbed some hats, gloves and scarves that were half-off anyway, and added to that a few other necessities. We could barely see on the way home. Near-blizzard conditions for a few moments, then to sleet, and it's been sleet/drizzle off and on all the rest of the afternoon.

What a lazy day. We gave the quail their new food, which was gone in a matter of minutes. The bunny got a new batch of manapro grow and a hunk of hay. Found the potatoes and some of the onions in the workshop so brought them in the house along with some lamps and a few other items. Then turned on the boob tube, opened the blinds to enjoy the view of the cloud-encrusted mountains, and talked about fencing, chicken coops, and goaties.

I love this life.

1 comment:

Marcia Moir said...

Hi Vikki...so happy for you...your new place sounds like a dream come true...and lord knows in these times we all need our dreams...Marcy