2 hours ago
January 4, 2012
Throwback Road Homestead
Happy New Year! I wanted to start this journey and show where we started out, so I can track how far we have come. As you can see we don’t live on a beautiful farm with 40 acres of tillable land, 20 acres of woods, and a a gravity fed spring for our water source. We don’t have any farm animals, nor do we have any room for any. I dream of having chickens, but our HOA won’t allow it. We are living the suburban dream. I am not complaining though….I am very blessed to be living in the neighborhood that I do. I am grateful for my wonderful friends in this small town and the activities that my boys are able to partake it.
Land in Colorado is very…I mean VERY expensive. I am a crazy real estate buff
( definition: someone who constantly is searching real estate websites looking at beautiful homes across the country). I have been known to find amazing hobby farms across the US, basically plan out how I am going to move my family there…almost sign up for the new farmer extension program in the area and then realize that my family is meant to be here in Colorado. Don’t get me wrong, would I love a old farmhouse with acreage, root cellar, barn with animals, woods in our backyard for my boys to run in…the answer is YES.
So this is our house…I should say my home, my hearth, where all the magic happens. This picture was taken right when we moved in so the bushes are a lot bigger and we have made some adjustments to the landscape. We don’t have a lot of land…I think it is something like 8000 sq ft. My goal is to make it as self sufficient as possible. I want to learn the skills that sustained a family before they had the option to run down to the local supermarket. This process has been a long time coming and this past year I have been researching, learning, and trying out many of the skills that I hope to master. It has been an amazing year of grow and creativity, but now it is time to put some things into action. Here is to 2012 and the possibilities that it offers.
Our Backyard- before any of the landscaping went it. Not a farm, but I am determined to make it our piece of paradise
The view from my front porch
What projects are you excited to start in 2012?