Saturday, May 10, 2008

Getting closer

Our garden will be between the building off to the right (the sawmill) and the hill to the left.

Gardening season is just around the corner, I really can't wait. This past week while Chuck was up in Pine City he tilled an area where our garden will be. I hope to start getting things in the ground next weekend. 
Thinking back to last year it is hard to believe we are so close to moving to Pine City. It has been a little bit of a bumpy road and there are still plenty more bumps we need to get over but wow does it feel good to be so close. My mom likes to point out that we have chosen a tough road, but I am not sure about that. I am not saying that farming is not hard work but when you are doing something that you love to do is it that tough? Sure we will have to live without, scrimp and save but doing something that fulfills you is that not worth it? Who knows maybe I will change my mind but right now it is a beautiful life.

I am not sure if I have mentioned this but our goal is to make this farm an educational working farm, a place where others can come and learn, whether on a small or large scale being able to provide for yourself is a wonderful feeling.  We do not claim to know everything but want to learn and then we want to teach others. Besides gardening and raising the animals that we have we want to in the near future raise honeybees, and more chickens for eggs but also for meat, make maple syrup and cheese. There are so many things that we want to do and learn we will certainly keep ourselves busy. 

Chuck is looking forward to putting in his notice at his current job. Before he leaves we are making sure that we are all up to date on checkups and such. Last Friday Chuck went in to have his wisdom teeth removed. Something that he has been talking about doing for some time. Although they say the surgery went well he still has not fully recovered. In fact he came home from Pine City early because he was in so much pain. He has a third appointment on Monday with the oral surgeon, hopefully we can get this figured out. 

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