The house is clean and all the furniture arrived and arranged. The house now looks like our home and I like that. If someone walked in, they might think we have been here for awhile. Inside painting will happen in December and this will complete the look.
Thanksgiving will be at our farm this year. Last year was at our old home. Our children stepped up and cooked my recipes I had written out. A few days before, I was in a terrible car accident right in our front yard. I gave Thanks For This because as I flipped a few times and was seriously hurt, my family was able to comfort me till the ambulance arrived. This year I will have the help of cooking from our daughters, but I will be able to join in!
Our two puppies, Daisy the bulldog, and Oreo the Blue Heeler/Shepherd are learning beginner commands and finding their sweet way in to our hearts. Right now I hear Oreo barking at the very large groundhog that lives under our outbuildings right past our temporary puppy fence.
The fence around the house and some of the outbuildings is just started. Posts in the ground. Cedar log poles in cement anchoring the big farm gate. We have learned painfully that we are not as agile as we used to be and that cut hands and swollen feet greatly slow you down.
Nighttime is very different out here in the country versus the busy highway we lived on. Sirens all the time. Constant traffic. The nights are quiet and dark. Very dark. We can just stand outside and look up and we see thousands of stars. All is wonderfully silent.
Cleaned up one of the outbuildings for our new microgreen business. Cleaned up the very large shop that holds our tools, lawnmowers, farm truck, and room to warmly house sheep we believe we would like to raise.
The chicken coop still stands patiently waiting for when we repair, clean, and paint her after the New Year.
The barn is ready to be tilled and warm hay to be spread out on both sides of her. The middle of the barn needs a lot of tender care to make her feel young and beautiful again. She will receive a much needed makeover. She will open her doors eagerly to new spring animals.
This is all new to us, and we have worked hard. Limping around, we have enjoyed resting our body for a few, to get back up again.
Our view is beyond amazing. Tennessee hills. Leaves slowly changing, gently falling. Deer and turkey. Crisp mornings. Warm days. Acorns hitting the ground all around. The Lord has truly blessed us. He loves us, and that, we are truly thankful for.