Well as of 5:30 am CDT we have completely arrived.
There is so much to do and it is all up to us now, with an ear to God's direction. We have been and are so blessed to have this farm.
Now I can get back to blogging on a more regular basis, I can tell you about what we are doing and why. Ralph has much to share about his new equiptment and I am sure there will be both success and failure in our future. Life is like that and I beleive we learn better with adversity thrown at us now and then.
We keep finding out more things we really like about this area and this farm. I think the major concern we had was there was no well, only county water and if things get bad due to treatment failure, weather or social collapse...water would be a huge issue.
The electrician and Ralph were going over the house with a fine tooth comb, trying to find some very elusive electrical issues when they saw an old bucket under the deck, near a plug in....Ralph was going to pick the old bucket up to put in the trash while the electrician checked the plug in. It was part of a cover over the well.
Further searching found the pump carefully wrapped up and clean and dry. The wiring was disconnected and on a shelf in the basement. We have a well....you can see the water and we will be getting it tested and repaired for back up and livestock. We are still amazed at that.
The turkey's are doing very well and can now fly over the 4' plywood of their pen.
The chick's are just so lively and we only had 4 die. The Buckeyes are fascinating with their vitality and curiosity.
Buff Orpington arrive tomorrow.
Paint colors have been selected for the living room, office and our bedroom. The kitchen, open area is still not quite decided but I do like Butter Tart!
This is not my kitchen but an app that let's you see color on walls.
There are peppers to harvest, tomatoes as well. Floors to install, a new roof has to go on. Proper housing for the chicks and turkey's to design and finish in the big barn. Hay to cut and put up. The winter garden to plant. Final moving into the house when the most crucial work has been done. It is solid home and other than the wiring there are very few problems. The propane stove is wonderful and the gas lamps are going to be wonderful in winter. They are a very comfortable light to read by but unless it is cold they are quite warm to use!
There has to be wire added to the fences to make them secure for sheep. We have found some very nice Nubian goats, the lady who owns the Blue Holler Cafe has 4 does she does not milk, they are due imminently...she wants to sell the kids as soon as they are weaned and we will get two. They are very nice does with great udders and good attitudes. The Blue Holler needs fresh peppers and eggs and we need goats......
We had to get light fixtures....have I ever mentioned I hate shopping?
We did buy a good sized dry erase board. It is by the door and has items to do listed. Things get added and erased as we get them done. It doesn't seem to ever get empty but has been an enormous help in reminding us what has to be done.
Now I had better call it a night.
The list of things to do is bigger now than this morning and I am painting tomorrow.
Good night and God Bless you all.