It's taken me forever to complete this blog post, because there is so much going on!
It's been three weeks since we moved, and the work is far from over......
.......moving, unpacking, installing, fixing, moving some more, unpacking some more, and then animal chores thrown in the mix ......
It wouldn't be such a pain-staking process if weren't so concerned about bringing brown recluse spiders with us.
We disassembled and moved the old rabbit shed last week, and it will be re-built as a goat barn this winter, once we decide where they are going to go.
The new rabbitry is working out great.
|This was before we hung all of the cages.|
I love all of the space, and that everything is right there and so accessible. We don't have the electricity set up in the barn yet, but we do have an extension cord and a work light so I can work in there after dark.
The dogs are enjoying life out here, but they are tricky to manage without our fences up. Even though my parents' property is fenced, most of our dogs are adept escape artists, so they've been making trips into the countryside.
Most people would say our place is "out in the middle of nowhere," but there are plenty of neighbors around. The park house was truly in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness. We will miss the seclusion, but not the traffic during busy days.
We haven't had much time to get out and enjoy our property, but we LOVE the house!
It feels so great to live here after so many months of hard, hard work, ups and downs and difficult decisions.
The tweaking and odd jobs will continue for some time, but we can work on them as we go.
I'm looking forward to the holidays more, now that I actually have a nice space to fix up and have people over.
We also finally have internet, so it will be far easier for me to keep things updated (in theory, anyhow).
I have also found my special spot in the house.
At the park house, it was in the recliner by the picture window. It was a great place to look out and watch birds and see the changing scenery.
I would love it if our domestic birds were over here too, but until our fences go up, I will just enjoy the peace of the wild birds (and the squirrels will enjoy their peace without constant interference from the dogs).
We did finally make it up our hill yesterday, where the fall colors are still blazing.
It's quite literally a climb to the top, but the view is quite lovely.