We’re home, we’re safe and we’re happy

Well I bet you thought we fell off the face of the Earth or something.  Not quite but something nearly as bad, we didn’t have internet.  Dun, dun, dun.  It was a rough few days.  No internet and no television.  We actually had to resort to looking out the window to see what the weather was up to.  We did cheat and use the public library but with a toddler who doesn’t have a library voice our time was limited.

So here we are, in our new home, with internet and cable.  The drive was interesting (we’ll share that later), the house is lovely and huge, and the area is charming and the folks are friendly (quite a concept coming from Southern California).

As soon as I had internet I quickly started looking for a few items we needed to purchase: couch, washer and dryer, etc.  Then I set to finding us a CSA so we can actually get some produce this summer.  Our backyard is landscaped and we think that it might make the landlord mad if we rototill the grass under and plant veggies.   For those of you who grow all your own food, kudos, I wish I was you.  For the rest of you, CSA’s are a great way to get local, fresh, healthy, usually organic vegetables, meats and eggs.  In a CSA you partner with a farmer and they deliver your vegetables to a local drop point weekly throughout the growing season.  Sometimes you can pick up on the farm which is a fun activity for the fam.  They fill up fast though so get on their list now to ensure summer produce.

Needless to say we have been busy getting internet problems worked out, trying to avoid going to the laundromat,  sourcing vegetables and meat for the year, growing a baby, chasing a toddler and caring for a new puppy.  I am going to leave you hanging on that last one.

Thanks,  Courtney

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4 responses to “We’re home, we’re safe and we’re happy

  1. Hang in there! Moving is always quite a big transition, especially when you’re talking about moving across state lines with a toddler and a little one in the oven.

    It sounds like you guys are well on your way to putting down your new roots — keep up the positive attitude and keep attacking your projects. While you won’t be able to do everything you want to (ie – veggie garden), spend the time and resources you DO have working on other projects. You’ll be amazed how much you can do.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Emma
    City Roots, Country Life

  2. Harold Dean

    Courtney, you might try container gardening for the time being in used five gallon buckets with drain hole cut in them. Once in a rental property, I made a set of stairstepped racks an done container gardening for two years until I was able to convince the landlord that a garden would bring in all kinds of beneficial insects, butterlies, birds, etc. Be sure you plant some gaudy, showy aromatic flowers to attract the insects for your best pollination. Harold

    • Yes, we are planning on doing container gardening. Robert will probably post some of his ideas soon. We plan on planting our favorites and then supplementing with a CSA. It should be a fun project. Thanks for the tip about the aromatic flowers. We’ll add that to our must haves.

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