Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hello Kentucky!

We're home!!

We've been home a few days now, and I love it here. Our trip was long and thankfully uneventful. Zeke was great for the car trip. We've been staying with Daniel's brother and his wife while we wait for a friend from our church in Texas to pull our bungalow up here. I'm looking forward to my little home arriving, I miss it!

I got to visit our 40 acres for the first time a couple days ago. It is beautiful! I can't even tell you. It was so exciting to drive out there! The road to our land doesn't even have lines! Here is Daniel sitting on our hill, holding Zeke and enjoying the view.
I promise you, this picture doesn't do the place justice. It is so lovely out there!

We have one big hill and three fairly flat fields, and a river and a stream. It is all so beautiful and perfect and it feels like home. I've always wanted to live in the country and now we will be!

Daniel, his friend Nathan, and his brother Josh have been working on building a 30x60 foot hoop house. We'll be parking our bungalow in there for a while until we have money to start building our permanent home (planning on a yurt!). Of course we still have the four month internship at polyface farms this summer, so we still have one more stint away from home. But after that we can really put roots down. I want to plant a bunch of wildflowers on our property and put a garden in and go swimming in our river.

Daniel and Nathan planning stuff. Notice the awesome Texan hat my husband is sporting :)

Daniel and Josh holding up the first hoop. Nathan's checking to see if it's too close to the power line.
Here's a picture of where our river and stream meet-- the stream is off to the right. You know you want to come visit!
We have a lot of work ahead of us since our land has no improvements (as in buildings, water and electric, etc. for all you city slickers out there) but we're enjoying the work and we're up for the challenge. It also helps to have multiple families involved... many hands make light work :)


Paige said...

Yay! That's so exciting! When does the Bungalow arrive? Did you all move with all of your other things?

I was looking through the yurt pictures...are you all going to just have a yurt style with solid sides, or are you going to have a true yurt, with that canvas-y sides?

Can't wait to be there, too! :-D

Kristin said...

hey paige! Our bungalow will get here in one week- next tuesday. All the rest of our stuff is still in san antonio waiting to be moved at a future unknown date. And we want a true yurt!

Paige said...

That's so cool! How does it stay warm in the Kentucky winters? I'm assuming there are different canvas-y sides that are more insulating than others...

Jessy and Becca said...

Kristin! I'm so excited for you guys! You are doing a very amazing, brave thing!!! Daniel looks completely in his element and I am diggin' the hat. Awesome.