Moving? Yes! We Are MOVING!!!

We are moving!

Yep, that’s right.  We’re moving!  That’s something I never thought I’d say again, but if I’ve learned anything in my almost 40 years, it is that life never takes you where you expect, and never say never!  

Last Friday, we handed our little piece of the world over to a wonderful family, and I can’t wait to see how they take our dream and make it their dream!  And, while it’s hard giving up something that you’ve poured so much of yourself into, knowing that you are passing the reins to someone with similar values, mindset, and vision brings with it comfort and an element of excitement! 

As for my little piece of the internet (this blog), I have to admit that I’ve been experiencing a bit of an identity crisis.  For the last five years, I’ve been Mandi, the girl that is working to make 30 acres of raw land into her dream homestead.  But, after a lot of thought and prayer, I have realized that I’m still that same girl, and I will still be doing a lot of the same things–just in a different location… in a different “out here” if you will.  🙂  

As for our family, we were blessed to be able to purchase 20 acres with a house at a location that we love.  However, we don’t have access to that property until the end of the month.  Yes, you did your math right.  We are homeless for the next 3-4 weeks.  So, after putting everything we own into storage and ensuring that our chickens, guineas, duck, rabbits, dogs, donkeys and cat will be safe and loved, we each packed a backpack and are hitting the road for Texas.  When we return, we will start remodeling our new-to-us 1980s ranch house, drawing barn plans, building coops, and all of the other things that are involved with homesteading.  I’m excited about starting over with the knowledge gained from lots of mistakes.  😉  

As you can imagine, the last few months have been exhausting with a job change for my husband, buying a property, selling our property, and moving.  I am anxious to share more details and hope that I can in some way be a help and encouragement to you as you navigate this crazy adventure we call life.  I would love it if you would continue on this adventure with us and share your homesteading projects with me so I can live vicariously through you as we travel.

With Much Love,

Mandi

 

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