Thursday, January 24, 2013

First days on the farm


We bought the old farmstead in the summer from homeschooling friends of ours who had a desire to move further southward.  The house is around 100 years old, and is of a simple, farmhouse style.  It was well-maintained, and doesn't need any immediate remodeling.  We will need to add additional family/living room space and another bathroom someday in the future.

There are three acres, and while we have quite a few large shade trees, we are surrounded by farmland.  I grew up with a national forest in my backyard, and that always felt a little creepy and foreboding as night fell.  I love the wide, open space here - it feels like a prairie.  It's a little bit of heaven after years of living on a small lot in town.  When the weather is nice, the kids just run like crazy; they can't get enough of the freedom to run.   Moving to the country feels like one of the nicest things we've ever been able to do for our youngest children.  (The older ones love it too.)



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  1. So, so happy for you, friend. That is our dream as well- lots of room to roam! <3

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    1. Thank you, Elise! May your dreams come true, then! :)

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  2. Hi Holly! It's Cassandra...remember me? =) You are so blessed...we have been searching and searching for a country home since we moved to our area...we found one that we might put an offer on in a couple weeks....but it's a tad bit out of our price range. That's scary, but we live smack dab in the middle of a rough town, with no yard...our house is right up against the one behind it. I feel bad for our five children! I can't remember how much I told you, but we moved here a little over a year ago to start a Baptist church- from scratch! SO I am now a homeschooling pastor's wife of five. Life is...um....interesting? I am hoping to join you in the ranks of country living in the next couple of months! Pray that we find something! I am so glad you are writing again!

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    1. Cassandra! How nice to see you again! :) I will pray for you that you find just the right place for your family.

      It was hard living in town in a small space - there were times when there were needles (from drugs) littering the alleyway - but we know we were where we were supposed to be then, too. Different places for different times in life, different people we are supposed to meet and minister to.

      We worked HARD on contentment, and much good came out of it. And yet - to be honest I was very eager to move as well. (We're only six miles outside of town.) We are so thankful to be here for now, while the little guys are still little.

      Looking forward to hearing from you, thank you for saying hello!

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  3. It looks like a little slice of Heaven! What a blessing it must be! And how nice not to be so close to the more unsavory aspects of close town living, too. I would feel so safe in a place like that. :)

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