Well, it FINALLY happened! We are land owners! Yes, that's right, we actually own a little piece of Texas! Yahooooo! Okay, sorry, I know that's a lot of exclamation points...won't be the first time I've been accused of over using them. But I like them...a lot!
We kept this attempt to buy anything on the complete DL because we've had so many things fall apart this past year. But finally, something went our way and we got a loan from a local bank - thank you Frontier Bank of Texas - for the 10 acre property that we fell in love with in Coupland, Texas.
We have our work cut out for us. Of course everything is bone dry right now. Our little tank is dry too. And the fence lines need cleaning up and some fence mended here and there. But it's ours, all ours! And this isn't just a one weekend project...this is a continually evolving life project. We hope to move out there in the next year or two. We may start with a temporary house while we plan to build our own. So many options, it can be overwhelming. But now that we can spend our weekends out there working, we can do some bonafide site planning and get it all figured out.
We already have "Bee Hollow" staked out. Back in these trees.
Underneath this big boy.
Here's the view across the road from our future front porch:
And another shot looking across the pasture.
So the adventure begins. We will continue to homestead in our urban setting while we prep our land to be our final address. We are absolutely loving the products of our labors from making jam!
I'm getting ready to plant some beets and green onions in our garden for fall. The tomatoes are getting their first blooms now that the oppressive heat seems to be mostly behind us. The 9 foot acorn squash vine still only has one squash, but we'll take it.
Oh, and by the way, worms still rule.
Until next time.
Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved.