I am back in this space after not getting the hang of squarespace. I like the feel here and also it really contains so much of our family's journey. Looking back at how our dreams have been realized one step at a time, but of course not without occasional interruptions and challenges.
We are mostly settled on our new homestead in the midcoast Maine area. The house is an antique Cape, although, it has been "cheapified" over the years and I hope to add some rustic charm and character over the coming years. It is smallish, 3 bedrooms (the girls' bedroom is quite large, though) but it has a nice open living space with a large kitchen. The land, at 7 1/2 acres, is what is most exciting. We have lots of maples to tap next spring, plenty of firewood available to cut, gardening space, an overgrown field that can be reclaimed for growing or pasture and much more.
Being in a new area, however, no matter how beautiful and no matter how much more it has to offer our family in terms of homeschool groups, classes, a bit more of a diversified population (not really diversified but at least in terms of age and vocations, etc..), it has still been harder than I thought it would be.
As spring has returned, though, our eyes are on the long days of work ahead. Firewood and fencing the garden are our first priorities. We also plan to plant blueberry bushes, rhubarb, and asparagus.
Thank you for reading and I hope you will find your way here from time to time as I share bits and pieces of our life with five children still at home, 5 goats (at the moment), 12 chickens, 1 duck, 1 dog, 1 kitten, and 2 pet bunnies, as well as what it is like to learn and work together on our home based business which supports our family's simple lifestyle.