So far, we've spent everyday (including today) at "our little cottage". Its soo small, and some people don't understand why anyone would want to downsize (The world tells you that the older you get, the bigger your house should get) But we're doing this on faith, and are firm believers in "non accumulation". We want to live more simply and self sufficiently, and these few acres will be a blessing I'm sure!
There are woods included in the property, and its wonderful! My brother is loving it. He's planning his clubhouse now :)
And the quiet. Oh the quiet!! We have a long country road, and overlook acres of cotton from the side. The neighbors seem friendly, and the cottage has all the little "country quirks" that I'll ramble about later on, I'm sure :) I'm looking forward to dressing in 19th century attire.everyday. simply because...I'm in the country, and it doesn't matter!!!!
Oh, and don't worry, it'll be casual...no more hoop skirts for a while, eh?
~The electricity has been on for 3 days, and yesterday had a few families come over after church. Well, the men were able to turn on the water pump, so now we have well water!! We spent the night yesterday, so we've been ripping up carpet (to expose oak floors!) and Mom's been scrubbing, washing & painting!
Here's what I did today:
I went ahead and dug two 4x8 plots for strawberries I'll be planting later on. It's crazy but it was almost 70 degrees today. I know, I know, it just was!!!! (January should be COLD right?)
"And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers."Deuteronomy 30:9