Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The house is mostly done

So the structure is pretty much complete and we've moved in, hurray!  It was a long, difficult at times process.  But it feels really good to look at the results.
Right now we're actually in Kansas City visiting family, so I'm trying to take advantage of having internet available 24/7. 

Maybe someday in the future I'll do a step by step "here's how we built it post".  For now I'll just say, I'm happy we have a place to stay warm and spread out a little.  I'm always looking towards the next thing that needs to be done.  Next year I'd like to plaster the walls and finish the floor in the house.  I'd like to get started on a combo bathhouse/greenhouse.  Miles is going to build a recording studio/guest area.  I'd like to really get the garden going and start planting fruit trees.  I'd like to get some animals, definitely a dog, and maybe some quail for eggs.

When we get back to the house in a week or so, we'll start doing Christmas decorations, then we'll hunker down for the winter.  I requested about 20 or so seed catalogs this year, and I'm really looking forward to some intense catalog studying. 

Hope everyone is well, I definitely am.


  1. it's so special. very happy for you all:)

  2. You are doing it. The rest of us need to see this stuff. Thank you for sharing.

  3. just found your blog and it's a trove of inspiration for families on a path to simplifying and making meaning. I think our culture makes it challenging to follow our hearts in this way, especially when you have (small) children. Everyone has an opinion on the choices you make and people give children SO. MUCH. STUFF. I am looking forward to reading through your past posts and do hope you continue to share your family's journey, if it's what's right for you. Blessings <3