Thursday, December 1, 2016


I'd like to cosy up on the love seat eating ice cream sandwiches and drinking rum spiked hot chocolate with marshmallows. Instead I'm going to be a mom and play run around the living room my three year old, wipe boogers off the baby and dream about our tiny house.

Most importantly today I'm excited about the windows. We'll have so many. Prior apartments have been corner units. So that we can open the windows in each room and hope for a breeze. The future tiny house has windows everywhere except the north end of the house. By still a big window in every room. The bathroom one is going to need that plastic film to 'frost' it. I don't want to cover all the natural light. Not sure how we'll deal with the other windows in the house. Probably remove the mini blinds, since they remind me of cheep rentals.

What are you dreaming about?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


I'm bummed. House buying says you get a closing date when you create and sign the purchase agreement. Well the bank told us yesterday that there is no way we will close in two weeks. Have to wait for the appraisal on Dec 5. Then probably a week or two after that. So maybe we'll be moving before Christmas.
Gearing up for our first winter storm. Bought milk & eggs. All set to be stormed in for a few days if necessary. I love a good blizzard.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lots of waiting

Buying a house is full of waiting. Wait for seller, wait for inspection, wait for seller again, wait for bank, wait for appraisal, and more paperwork. That's all I know folks. We are waiting. Hope to be moved in before Christmas.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Aquarium Garden

Living in the north I find I need light and greenery all winter. House plants never seem to do well - cat locks them down or they just die. So I've discovered a love for aquarium plants. Even in this time of housing upheaval- my brother let me set up my small aquarium at his house. 
Specs: 16 gallon, quartzite gravel, 20 inch LED blue and white lightning. Wood and lots of plants four or five varieties. Three fish and two red shrimp

Life is funny

Haha life says nope you can't have a big farmstead yet. Bank said nope the farmstead needs way too much work we won't give you the loan. So we have started over in a house search. Deciding to wait on finding a farm and knock out student loan debt by getting a small (tiny) house in town.
Work is in progress on purchasing a tiny house if 700 square feet on a double lots aprox 100x150 feet lot size in a small town in Minnesota. Stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Back soon!!

Moving back to the country.
We are in the process of buying 14 acres an old farmstead. Super excited. Hope to move mid Sept. More details to follow.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Having sold all the fluffy Silkies makes chores much simpler. Everyone has a communal heated water bucket and one building. We rearranged the potable corral panels so the pony and goats can get into the barn yard with the chickens.
Feeding hay also got easier as we baled small square bales. About a third are stacked in the barn where we kept rabbits last winter. The chickens certainly think we put them inside for their enjoyment. I am looking forward to feeding hay inside during the blizzards this year.

Muffin and her daughter Socks sharing the milk station.

Currently working on finding a buck to get the goat girls bred. We'll be milking later next spring but life with a baby makes farm tasks lower on the priority list

Barn yard occupants:

16-20 laying hens

2 goats

one pony

And one cat Louis

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