It has been far too long since I posted regarding the Mountain Farmlet.
So here is why…
- Due to our health issues we are no longer able to do the work that needs to be done to make it livable for us there.
- Also due to our health issues we have no money to pay someone else to complete the work for us
- We are planing to sell the property.
Bob and I are realizing that our little acre here is about all we can manage. We are making plans with the folks who own the property behind us to lease it so I can have my pygmy goats, but that is at least a year down the line.
Bob has greatly improved since his diagnosis of COPD and resulting treatments, but working wears him out entirely. He still enjoys it, but needs more breaks.
Me? Since my knee surgery my arthritis has taken over my life! Thankfully, my knee has healed enough that I was able to get some of my raised beds planted this spring. Going out there each day puts a smile on my face to be sure! However, some mornings find me hitching and lurching just to get out to take care of Polly, Fredric and the chickens.
Due to an old *injury to my thumb when we moved here eight years ago, I am now having to go in for surgery on the 22nd. to remove bone and build a replacement out of restructured tendon at the base of my left thumb and just above the wrist. The swelling and pain find me dropping things unexpectedly throughout the day, and also limit what I can do in the studio, ergo fewer posts about my quilting and sewing.
I find it hard to believe that at the time we decided to buy the property in Tuscumbia we were both in seemingly great health and now we realize that we just have to let it go.
Anyone want to buy 25 acres with an antique home that needs lots of TLC? It has a new tin roof! 🙂
So I am certain that most of you know this old joke, but I’ll post it anyway:
know how to make god laugh?
just tell him your plans.
Today will be spent unpacking the boxes I packed three years ago when I thought we were moving, and the rest of the week will find me busy with setting the guest bedroom back to rights.
are we sad?
yes, who wouldn’t be,
but we are also realistic about what we can handle.
Last week Bob was off work all week and we put another 13 Stay-Puffts into the freezer. I got smart this time and cooked down all the bits and bones to make soup starter for this winter. So now that too is all packed and waiting for us when the weather gets cold. We now have plenty of chicken for the next year (meaning the next 12 months). We also purchased bulk lamb (for Armenian sausage) and pork butt to make sweet Italian sausages for this next year . It was a joy to be able to season them with mint and herbs from my garden!
Our freezer is full and we have a roof over our heads.
Life is good!
OK, lots to do before the 22nd. I am going to get to work now.
These were taken this morning. As always, please click for better viewing!
Winter squash (lots of them!)
Chicken tractor! (we made this!)
Okra blossoms remind me of hibiscus.
“Are you my mother?” I don’ think she is, but she certainly is a good surrogate!
*When unpacking the moving van a 45 pound box of books fell onto my hand and pinned my thumb down onto to my arm. It took several attempts before my brother-in-law and I could manage to dislodge it. 😯