We finally made it! Got all the rest of our furniture, boxes, etc. in our house on Saturday. My two sisters and I are now in the process of unpacking boxes, sorting stuff from junk and setting up what goes where. Much purging will be happening to fit three households into our small home!
Even though the house is small, the property is terrific. We have 12.5 acres with two barns, a chicken coop, and storage shed next to a fenced in area which we will use as our vegetable garden (the only sunny part of the lawn!). The acreage is broken up into lawn, mature woods, prairie and a little pond. We got everything we wanted with the property when we started talking about moving 4 years ago.
Yard: 1.5 acres with lots of large mature trees, mostly Oak and Maple. Some nice landscaping is included which will be embellished by us in the next few years (for less lawn to mow!).
Woods: 5 acres of beautiful woods. We will be making hiking trails throughout our property. The woods have lots hills, so we will be getting great workouts!
Prairie and Pond: 6 acres. We are excited to see what’s in it this spring, as all we can see this fall are ragweed (almost as tall as me!). Part of the prairie will become a small orchard – a few fruit trees and berry bushes.
We know the pond has fish and is connected to the water system. We have lots of ‘Spring Peepers’ because we find them hopping all around in the yard!
One of the most delightful aspects of living with my sisters is that I now have three kitties living with me! After I lost my last kitty, Zoe, I didn’t get another cat because I knew that we were going to move. I took the last picture below on the third night we were in the house. I was reading in bed before retiring for the night, and was enjoying the companionship of (from bottom to top) Sammy, Pistol and Whiskers. They make me smile!
We only moved 5 miles from where we were living on the other side of town (see, it IS a tiny town – population 7,500). I’m glad we didn’t move closer to a major MI city like we had planned. I have come to really like my little town. Lots of real people who are mostly conservative. My favorite restaurant is a local hang-out for lots of veterans and retirees. I feel right at home even though I never served nor am I officially retired. I’m also pleased that I don’t have to find another church, as I’m very happy with my Bible believing/teaching church.
Well, back to unpacking the boxes!