Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How to Share

No, I'm not posting a lecture on how John attempts to share toys with his friends. I could I guess. But, I won't. Instead I'll share a few pics of our exciting next-step-in-the-ongoing-saga we like to call "Our life." To quote John and Kate Plus 8 (and, yes, she's overbearing and slightly mean to her sweet, non type-A personality husband...but I still like the show nonetheless), "It may be a crazy life...but, it's our life!" We are making slow, but steady steps toward our dream of living sustainably and making a living doing this...Au Naturel Farm...someday. The SSAWG (Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group) page is a great website about individuals making a successful and profitable living from modern-day farming. Another great site with tried and true practices is found at http://www.polyfacefarms.com/.


The farm gate begins a half-mile road to our house site with the water line to the left of the road.



The electric company installing lines...and the road has gravel!


Charley is putting in an electric fence around the site to keep the cows out!
Right now, one of our great neighbors is renting the land for his cattle.



Below is an interior look at our cottage with Charley and the babe on the left and our builder on the right.



This last picture below was taken a few nights ago in the snow.



There is still so much work to be done...windows, doors, porch, siding, roof...and that's just the exterior! We are finishing the interior ourselves. Right now we are installing the electric. Next, we'll work on the plumbing, insulation, drywall, flooring, not to mention all of the finishing work in the kitchen, bathrooms, trim throughout the house, and so much more! Needless to say we are busy!

3 comments:

Kweku and Laura said...

Ok, wow, seriously! This is fabulous! Doing good work!

Anonymous said...

How very exciting. Thanks for the pictures. I love the house. It is sooooo cute.

Mary

Rachel said...

That's great!! You are doing what I hope we'll be doing in 5-10 years. :)