Miss You!

Sorry to be so out of touch! This will be a quick and dirty update – hopefully with some more well thought out and written posts to follow early next week.  We do not have Internet access where we are staying – it’s very rustic – so we are at the local library getting in some computer time but I’m trying to do 8 hours of online work in 20-30 minutes (including clearing out a week’s worth of email and spam, updating our address, looking at local ads, applying for a local job, checking in at Facebook, etc.).  We arrived safely, albeit rather later and poorer than we hoped.  I believe I’ve now spent as much money on the car as we made selling the trailer which is a disappointment and concern.  And we are still having some issues with the car dying when idling.  But we did finally limp into town (or country rather) and got the Uhaul unloaded (we have come to discover we jettisoned (left behind) some boxes we wish we hadn’t – such as the one with the remote for the DVD player and all our DVDs and my son’s box of Legos, among others).  It’s been very hot and dry and it is taking some time to acclimate to the change in temperature, culture and routine.

We have been able to meet some other families doing more or less what we would like to do – raising goats, chickens and bees – and I’m very excited about the wealth of resources as far as advice and local knowledge.  We are all anxious to get going but stymied by obstacles (percived and possibly actual) in getting housing up and inhabited.  We hope to at least make a start on fencing and barn repairs soon.

I miss connecting with all of you – and appreciate all the messages of support!  We made a big leap in undertaking this journey and while we have successfuly completed the move, that was just the first of what will likely be many adventures on our quest!

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9 Responses to Miss You!

  1. Patty says:

    As you get started I’d be currious about various costs in setting up the hobby farm. I’ve donated animals through Heifer International since I can’t farm where I am. I (and others?) might be willing to sponsor specific things you are looking to get and in a sense create a national community hobby farm. Good luck with everything!

  2. Barbara says:

    Have you considered contacting a magazine like Mother Earth to see if they would be interested in a series about a real family turning to hobby farming? It is a popular subject these days and your writing skills are great.

    Wishing you the best!

  3. Jessica T says:

    If you are looking for other farmers to connect with and learn from, http://www.localharvest.org is a great resource. A friend works for them and I’m always impressed with their database of people and resources.

    Good luck with your new life!

  4. Yay! I was trying not to, but I was worrying–a little. I’m so glad you made it there safely. Boo! on the boxes left behind. Are they retrievable? Can someone ship them to you?

    So very glad you are at your destination and moving forward on your journey for your new life!!

    Congratulations!

    SJ

  5. Becky says:

    Did you leave that stuff with someone? Can they mail you the boxes?

    You and your family are in my prayers

  6. bogart says:

    Yay — you are safely arrived!! Congratulations and best wishes as you all adjust to your new home.

  7. Margaret says:

    You Made It! Congratulations!!!! It is wonderful to know you have all managed this adventure very well. You had some fun along the way to make the hurdles easier to handle, arrived safe and sound, and have already found the library – probably your new home away from home. With luck, the library may be air conditioned, but even it it is not, it still is a neat place. Glad you found it. T Thank you for taking the time to let us know you are now on the splendid soil of Indiana! Best wishes in your new location- may you and your family enjoy a swift, positive, and loving adjustment along with good health, happiness, and prosperity!

  8. Lynn says:

    You are missing son’s favorite toys, younger daughter’s clothes, and all dvd’s? And with no internet access, there goes another major source of entertainment! I hope all are enjoying the open space and outdoors so much, they don’t mind. I suspect you will need internet access when school starts again.

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